Corinthians Chapter 7
In the first letter to the Corinthians, Paul had to strongly correct the church for error, strife and the unfortunate matter in 1 Corinthians chapter 5. So in verse 10 he describes two types of sorrow - worldly and Godly.
Here is the NLT version of this verse: “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.”
So we see two types of sorrow and two different responses. Folks, worldly sorrow is when someone gets caught. They might cry and say they are sorry, but they never change their behavior. In reality they are just sorry and embarrassed that they got caught.
Whereas true Godly sorrow is someone who truly regrets their behavior, takes responsibility for their actions, and seeks Gods help to prevent it from happening again.
When Nathan the prophet called out King David’s sin involving Bathsheba, David could had denied it and even had the prophet put to death. But David truly repented of his sin, and God saw his heart. Folks, at the end of the day, God sees and knows our hearts. So when we miss the mark (sin) let’s be honest before our Father God and let Him do a work in our hearts!