A Godly Sorrow

7 Aug

When we sin, do we repent and enter into a state of godly sorrow over our sin? Godly sorrow worketh repentance whereas worldly sorrow worketh death. (2 Cor. 7:10) If we sorrow after a godly sort, it will bring forth carefulness, a clearing of ourselves, indignation, fear, vehement desire, zeal, and revenge. Because of all this, it proves that Christ has perfected His work in us and we then will be clear in the matter. Repentance means a reformation or reversal from what we once were. In a godly sorrow, the flesh in restrained and the will of God is manifested.

1 Pet 4:1-2, “Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm
yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the
flesh hath ceased from sin; That he no longer should live the rest of his
time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.”

When the flesh is crucified with Christ – we then become alive unto God. When we grieve over our sin more than over the consequences of our sin, the heart of the Lord is touched. Godly sorrow bringeth forth repentance; repentance bringeth forth freedom; freedom bringeth forth life; life bringeth forth joy; joy bringeth forth rest. When one repents, they then have a greater sense of appreciation and thankfulness to God and a greater sense of their unworthiness. God is eager to forgive and restore. God desires for us to think nothing of ourselves and everything of Him. We must be lost in Him.

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3 Responses to “A Godly Sorrow”

  1. Robin August 7, 2007 at 9:04 pm #

    Sara, very good! This is so great! I pray that you will be able to use this blog to reach and encourage many young women. May it grow to be a blessing! Love you so much, Robin

  2. Tricia August 8, 2007 at 12:05 am #

    Concerning personal sorrow in one’s life (not just in the case of sin) these are times that can be used by our Lord Jesus. He will sometimes take us through a multitude of experiences
    that are not meant for us at all, they are meant to make us useful in His hands; To enable us to understand what transpires in other souls so that we will never be surprised at what WE come across. Our Lord is so faithful.

  3. April August 14, 2007 at 7:30 pm #

    Sara,I really loved this post. It is wonderful to be reminded what true repentance is.

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