Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death. 2 Corinthians 7:10 NIV
Each day we are faced with decisions, and with this comes choices. Some decisions are no-brainers, yet others require more significant thought. For example, deciding what you may eat for breakfast is probably much more straightforward than deciding to refinance your mortgage. Some of our daily decisions involve how we respond to sin. Of course, we prefer not to sin at all, but being human, we do. Upon sinning, we can do one of two things:
A.) Acknowledge our sin, regret our actions, and humbly ask for repentance.
B.) We may or may not acknowledge our sin, have no remorse and live contentedly in sin.
Choice A brings salvation and life, and B, sorrow and death. We would think with the two options being so obvious, A would be a no-brainer, yet overwhelmingly the world chooses wrongfully. We have to ask ourselves, is this out of indifference to their souls, or do they not know better? Have they never heard the message of hope and deliverance found in Jesus Christ? As Christians, we may not be able to help with indifference, but we can help with ignorance. We can listen to their sorrows and share how we also were in that place and have found forgiveness, love, peace, and life.
God, thank you for the salvation found in Jesus Christ. It is through him we can find release and freedom from sin. Through your grace, we find hope in this life and have the promise of eternal life. Embolden us to share our stories of transformation with others so that they may accept you as their Lord. Amen.