Today’s Reading: Ecclesiastes 7:1‐9:18, 2 Corinthians 7:8‐16, Psalm 48:1‐14, Proverbs 22:17‐19
2 Corinthians 7:10 For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death.
Context: Paul is urging the church in Corinth to live apart from sin. He brings up his first letter and says that he was glad that they were grieved into repenting (v8).
- Godly grief (remorse from having lost God’s approval) leads to repentance
- A repentance that leads to salvation (sanctification) without regret
- Worldly grief (remorse from having lost the world’s approval) produces death
If anyone struggles with true repentance, they have not experience Godly grief.
Apply: I need to grieve my sin now and in the future. I want Godly sorrow to motivate true repentance.
What would encourage true Godly grief in your life?