2 Corinthians 7:10 (KJV)
For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.
The first examples of the truth delivered in this passage that come to my mind is that of Judas and Peter.
- Both men denied Jesus in the tough time
- Both were struck with conviction of the denial of Jesus Christ
- Both sorrowed and were obviously distraught with their actions
But one man repented and led the first and greatest revival since the resurrection of Christ while the other went out and hung himself.
We live in an age of depression. The statistics are staggering. The growth of the mental health industry is alarming and yet it is not making a difference. Just this week I learned of three, I wrote correctly, three New York police officers who committed suicide. What the circumstances were, I do not know. I do know this is tragic.
Despite what the atheist agnostic and mental health professional will say, there is only one way to reverse this epidemic; turn the sorrow of this world into godly sorrow. We must acknowledge God and the breaking of His standards. We must honestly confess our sins to God. We must grieve over this sin. We must mortify the seeds of the body. Then we must embrace and rejoice in the promises of God.
- A promise of kinship
- A promise of cleansing and
- A promise of forgiveness
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