Productive Sorrow?

Productive Sorrow?

What’s that?

Can that exist?

Sure Can!

 

Paul writes (and wrestles personally over it) a strong letter to the Church of Corinth, that was intended to correct . . . it brought a sorrow to the church . . . but it also produced the positive results that God wanted to see happen . . . and it produced the opposite to spiritual death . . .  spiritual life!

 

2 Corinthians 7    

9 Now I am glad I sent it, not because it hurt you, but because the pain caused you to repent and change your ways.

It was the kind of sorrow God wants his people to have, so you were not harmed by us in any way. 

10 For the kind of sorrow God wants us to experience leads us away from sin and results in salvation. There’s no regret for that kind of sorrow.

But worldly sorrow, which lacks repentance, results in spiritual death.

 

Sorrow must have a purpose linked to your walk in Christ.

Sorrow without awakening, repentance and change is just sorrow!

Scripture calls it spiritual death!

 

Interesting.

 

Verse 11 continues by talking about the products of Godly sorrow, strong awareness of wrong, earnestness, a readiness to follow, zeal . . .

Always find what God wants when sorrow arrives in your life!

If you don’t – it’ll just come back!

Decision by decision, lead by God we become more and more alive!

 

Amazing!

 

See you in church church!

In His Amazing Name!

Ps Glenn Feehan

 

 

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~ by Glenn Feehan on January 20, 2012.

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