Share If You Or Someone You Know Told God They We’re Sorry But Didn’t Repent
“Godly sorrow brings repentance (a total change of behavior) that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death” (because if one doesn’t truly repent then they are not really saved in the first place) (2 Corinthians, 7:10).
“Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation”, refers to the deep sorrow of our sins. That deep “Godly sorrow”, results in a definite and obvious change of our behavior toward God, and others whom we have sinned against and taken advantage of for our own selfish reasons and personal gain.
The Negative Consequences Of An Unrepentant Heart
Many truly unrepentant people are only sorry for their sins, because after they have been found out or caught, there are negative consequences waiting to be paid by them. (That kind of sorrow is called: “worldly sorrow”). Those consequences may also then begin rolling down hill as they always do, negatively effecting others; such as a spouse, a child or chldren, a business, employees etc.
Compare Peter’s Remorse And Repentance With Judas’s Bitterness
Peter’s incrediable remorse for denying Yahushua three times in front of a crowd of sinners, caused him to sincerely repent. But Judas’s terrible sin, of betraying Yahushua for 30 pieces of silver to “relogious” men, did not cause him to repent in remorse and revulsion of himself, rather it made him very bitter. The big difference then, between Peter’s remorse and repentance, and Judas’s bitternrss, was that Peter was restored to fellowship with Yahushua, while Judas went out and committed suicide, by hanging himself.
Are We Truly Sorry When We Sin Against God And Others?
Rather than possibly just having some “feelings” of fear and maybe a little “worldly sorrow” and guilt when we sin against God and get caught doing it, why not simply come clean before Him? For a change, rather than trying to use God as an old broken down fire escape to avoid the negative consequences of our same old sins, why not get down on our knees before Him, in “Godly sorrow”, repent and receive His forgiveness; After All, How Hard Can That Possibly Be?
“If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us. But, if we confess our sins, He (God) is faithful and righteous to forgive us of our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him (God) a liar, and His Word (Yahushua The Truth) is Not in us (1 John, 8-10).
Today, If You have Sinned, Rather Than Trying To Run Away Again And Hide, Only Having “Worldly Sorrow” And Guilt, Truly Repent In “Godly Sorrow” And He Will Forgive And Cleanse You From All Your Sins And Unrighteousness. Then, He Will Also Once Again Restore You To Fellowship With Himself, Just As He Did Peter.