Sunday, September 4, 2016
SEPTEMBER 4 "WHAT KIND OF SORROW DO YOU HAVE?"
"Godly sorrow leads to repentance and leaves no regret." It's interesting that there are different types of sorrow. "Godly sorrow" as opposed to what? I guess...."ungodly sorrow". As the saying goes, "are you sorry for what you did or sorry you got caught?" Both will bring sorrow, no doubt! What is the sorrow you are feeling? What are you feeling sorrow for? The sorrow that comes from God and is accepted by the individual with a right attitude and/or heart, will leave that person, better off. Ungodly sorrow can ruin and destroy, it can send you into depression, the pit of despair or worse, even cause someone to take their life. We can conclude then, that not all sorrow is good for the soul and not all sorrow produces the same results. Sorrow and guilt from God, will bring forth something better, condemnation, which comes from the enemy is not to bring you to repentance but to crush you. Sometimes we have to ask ourselves, is this guilt from God or condemnation from the Devil. Guilt we must respond to, condemnation we must reject. "For there is no condemnation for those that are in Christ Jesus". Are you down? Are you filled with sorrow? Now ask yourself, "what's that sorrow producing in me?" "Where is this sorrow taking me?" If it's a good place, a good thing, thank God for it! If it is negative and destructive, reject it, come out of it. Remember, Godly sorrow ALWAYS leaves, no regret!