Thanks to Kim for this study…
Godly Sorrow versus Worldly Sorrow!
Godly sorrow is being TRULY SORRY for what we have done or said,
…and if given the opportunity to do it all over again, we would NOT repeat it,
…it is choosing to change our ways even when no one is looking!!
As the Study Bible notes say, “Worldly sorrow is self-centered sorrow over the painful consequences of sin!”
… Worldly sorrow means we are only sorry that we were caught doing something,
… it is for others to see we are sorry,
… worldly sorrow brings death!
Are we repentant? Changing the way we live? Or are we upset that we got caught? God knows our heart and forgives us when we have Godly Sorrow! What a RELIEF!!!! What FREEDOM!!! As the verse says, NO REGRETS! PLUS, with this forgiveness we are able to have Eternal Life!!!
Abba Father, Your forgiveness gives us an INNER PEACE that this world CANNOT PROVIDE!! We are SO THANKFUL!! Please REVEAL to us Father areas in our life that need to be changed. Please give us the strength and desire to change these areas we may not be ready to give up!
We never want to do something that is against Your Word Father, just to please ourselves! Please grant us a new heart willing and desiring Your good and perfect will!!