In the Word
For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death (2 Corinthians 7:10).
Of the Word
My daughter is such a little mimic. I can say just about anything and she will attempt to say it too if she is in the right mood. Recently she said the word “sorry” just as clear as day. While “sorry” is a comparatively easy word to say, we know it can often be a difficult word to speak.
Admitting we are wrong isn’t easy. As we examine our lives in light of the Ten Commandments, it is clear we do have things to be sorry about. In his letter to the Corinthians Paul talks of godly sorrow which brings repentance that leads to salvation and worldly sorrow which brings death.
Because we have much to be sorry for, it would be easy to wallow in guilt and despair. But when we approach our gracious God, sincerely repenting of our sins, He is quick to assure us, … “Your sins are forgiven” (Luke 7:48b) because of the sacrifice Jesus Christ made for us on the cross and His triumphant resurrection three days later.
We are forgiven because Christ overcame all sin so we may have life eternal.
Walking with my Lord
Loving Father, I am sorry for my sins, and I ask You to forgive me. Thank You for Your gifts of grace and salvation. In the blessed name of Jesus I pray. Amen.
Mustard Seed: Love, Laughter, and Lullabies. DCE Amanda Stacy, author. 15/30 ©2013 Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, 801 Seminary Place Ste. L010, St. Louis, MO 63105. www.lwml.org
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