Wednesday, March 31, 2010

I need Godly sorrow

Lord, give me sorrow... GODLY sorrow.

<blockquote><b>2 Cor 7</b>
8Even if I caused you sorrow by my letter, I do not regret it. Though
I did regret it—I see that my letter hurt you, but only for a little
while— 9yet now I am happy, not because you were made sorry, but
because your sorrow led you to repentance. For you became sorrowful as
God intended and so were not harmed in any way by us. 10Godly sorrow
brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but
worldly sorrow brings death. 11See what this godly sorrow has produced
in you: what earnestness, what eagerness to clear yourselves, what
indignation, what alarm, what longing, what concern, what readiness to
see justice done. At every point you have proved yourselves to be
innocent in this matter. 12So even though I wrote to you, it was not
on account of the one who did the wrong or of the injured party, but
rather that before God you could see for yourselves how devoted to us
you are. 13By all this we are encouraged.</blockquote>

Touched, heart-warmed, shell-shocked, stunned, calm, grateful, ... but
also the sinful old me thinking "I think I can get away with this"...
but the new me in Christ rebuking the sinful nature.

A lot of wrestling against my sinful nature in the next few days. I
have died, and have come back to life. (metaphorically, but pretty

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