Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death.
2 Corinthians 7:10 NIV
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If you watch enough crime shows, you will realize that there are two kinds of sorrow. One is the “I’m so sorry I got caught” sorrow and the other is “I’m truly sorry for what I’ve done and I want to make amends.” The Bible has terms for those two kinds of sorrow. The first is worldly sorrow, the second is godly sorrow and there is a huge difference in what they lead to in terms of the Kingdom of God. Worldly sorrow doesn’t lead to transformation, and it doesn’t recognize the need for a redeemer. Godly sorrow leads to both – it is birthed out of a heart that longs to be different, longs to be transformed. It leads to Jesus, the only One who can bring about that transformation. Paul the apostle deals with all of this in 2 Corinthians 7:10: “Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death.” Paul is pretty blunt here – only godly sorrow leads to salvation. Be sure your sorrow leads to repentance and drives you to faith in Jesus.
These have been words from the heart.