No one enjoys sorrow. It’s uncomfortable. But did you know Christians are to experience godly sorrow?
Godly sorrow is related to the mourning of our sins. We grieve over how we dishonor God and how we disobey Him through our rebellious heart that delights in rejecting Him. We SHOULD be uncomfortable in our sins. We SHOULD be upset at dishonoring our Savior.
2 Corinthians 7:10-11 says – For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death. For see what earnestness this godly grief has produced in you, but also what eagerness to clear yourselves, what indignation, what fear, what longing, what zeal, what punishment! At every point you have proved yourselves innocent in the matter.
Life Application for 2 Corinthians 7:10-11
- Christians must desire godly sorrow. As godly sorrow leads us to salvation without regret. We have a recognition of our sins, the weight of our sins.
- Salvation is connected solely to Jesus Christ so it’s important that we are surrounded by the truth of Christ. This begins with having a healthy routine of Bible study and prayer.
- It also helps to have fellow godly brothers and sisters in our life to help us be accountable to our sins. As well as a solid church that preaches the truth of the Gospel.
- Pray for daily conviction from the Holy Spirit and read scripture to understand what sin is. Knowing what God’s word says about sin helps us stay accountable better. The Holy Spirit will convict us when we read scripture. (See: What is Sin? What are Sins Listed in the Bible? | Bite-Sized & What Does the Old Self, the Old Man, Look Like?)
Some Further Resources:
What is Godly Sorrow by Got Questions
What does the Bible say about Penitence by Got Questions
What are some Bible verses about Conviction by Got Questions
What is the Conviction of Sin by Got Questions
The Gospel Message– The Gospel message is good news, which means there’s bad news. We all are sinners and condemned. We all deserve the just punishment of God’s wrath. Christianity is unlike any other religion because we cannot earn our way into Heaven. God saw the weakness of man and his utter depravity. Yet, He showed us grace. Jesus, God, One Person of the Trinity, became God in the flesh, the God-Man. He was always perfect and sinless. And His humanity was perfected on the cross, living the full sinless life. He became our atonement sacrifice. Dying in our place, taking on the wrath of God upon Himself. He died on the cross, and He was resurrected because death could not hold Him. Jesus is the answer. We, as guilty sinners, need His blood to pay off our debt of sin. For all who put their faith in Him – meaning eyes are opened to the Gospel, we see ourselves as a sinner, we see the need for Christ, we desire our Savior, and we see the ugliness of our sin. Putting our faith in Jesus, we seek HIs forgiveness and repent from our sins, we turn away from our old way of life. We, through the work of the Holy Spirit, continue to become convicted of sin daily. Our eyes will never be the same again. We see things in a different light, and the truth of Christ affects how we live and serve Him. Christ tells us to count the cost. Salvation is a serious topic, it is not to be taken lightly. For a breakdown of this powerful message, understanding how Christ could be God and Man, why God required sacrifices, and more -please see: Why Did A Loving God Kill His Son? (Does God Hate?)
If you think you know the Gospel, check out these questions and see how prepared you are for the day someone might ask you why you believe: The Gospel Challenge (30 Question Quiz) – Are You Ready To Defend Your Faith?
Scripture To Meditate On –(ESV) Colossians 1:15-16 – For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.
Community Prayer – January ‘23
Christian Topics/Series Covered
Personal Blog: Peeking Beneath
Second Blog: UnAshamed Christian Housewife
Godly Men & Women I Recommend: Link To List
Resources For False Teaching: Recommended Websites For False Teachers/Teaching
Video Playlist: Christian Questions, Topics, False Teachers, Insights
Video Playlist: New Christian Believer
Video Playlist: Understanding False Teachings
Video Playlist: Sermons To Grow From
Social: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook
COMMENT RULES– Rules For Comments (Why Some May Not Appear)
2 thoughts on “We Need Godly Sorrow”
Many of today’s pastors don’t mention godly sorrow that leads to repentance. They jump right over that. Many professions aren’t genuine.
LikeLiked by 1 person
It’s so true. People don’t know because they aren’t being told and scripture isn’t explained.
LikeLiked by 1 person