Godly Sorrow

For godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation, not to be regretted; but the sorrow of the world produces death. 2 Corinthians 7:10

It is so easy to look at others and say, “The only reason they are sorry is because they got caught” or “they are sorry because of the consequences of their sin.” It is not so easy to look at ourselves and realize we are much more prone to worldly sorrow than godly sorrow.

When was the last time you wept over your sin? Ever?

Are you sorrowful over your sin because it offends a Holy God? Or are you sorrowful because of the results of your sin?

Does your heart break over your sin the way your sin breaks God’s heart?

We may be quick (or not-so-quick) to ask a friend or spouse to forgive us for harsh words but do we go the next step and confess our sin to God as well?

How regularly do you confess sin? Not in passing as an afterthought but really confessing and then repenting?

I think as believers it is easy to become apathetic about our sin because “after all I know I am
forgiven.”

It is true, we are forgiven if we are a born-again child of the King, but that forgiveness came at a very high price and should not be taken lightly or casually.

I am convicted and pray that God will show me, teach me, and lead me to godly sorrow that produces repentance. Do you need to do the same?

It’s a good day to go to the cross. Amen?

Thank you, Jesus, for going. It’s why we call it “Good” Friday.

Blessings, Diane

Diane Hunt is a Biblical Counselor, Women’s conference and retreat speaker and author. She serves as the Director of Partner Care and Director of Women’s Ministries at America’s Keswick. She and her husband John have 2 married children and 4 grandchildren. She loves reveling in warm sunny climates and playing with her grandchildren.

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