Open Heaven 18 July 2020 – Godly Sorrow

Open Heaven 18 July 2020 – Godly Sorrow

Open Heaven 18 July 2020: [Saturday] – Godly Sorrow

GODLY SORROW – Saturday July 18th 2020
Memorise: For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death. 2nd Corinthians 7:10
Read: 2nd Corinthians 7:8-12 (KJV)
For though I made you sorry with a letter, I do not repent, though I did repent: for I perceive that the same epistle hath made you sorry, though it were but for a season.

Now I rejoice, not that ye were made sorry, but that ye sorrowed to repentance: for ye were made sorry after a godly manner, that ye might receive damage by us in nothing.
10 For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.
11 For behold this selfsame thing, that ye sorrowed after a godly sort, what carefulness it wrought in you, yea, what clearing of yourselves, yea, what indignation, yea, what fear, yea, what vehement desire, yea, what zeal, yea, what revenge! In all things ye have approved yourselves to be clear in this matter.
12 Wherefore, though I wrote unto you, I did it not for his cause that had done the wrong, nor for his cause that suffered wrong, but that our care for you in the sight of God might appear unto you.
Open Heaven 18 July 2020 – Godly Sorrow 2

Bible in one year: 2nd Kings 18:1-8, 2nd Chronicles 29-31, Psalms 48 Hymn: Sing hymn 25
Message: -
While generally sorrow is a bad thing, godly sorrow is good; it brings about repentance. If you fall, first admit sorrowfully that you have made a mistake, then go to God pleading for mercy. 

Open Heaven 18 July 2020 – Godly Sorrow

David was a man who had godly sorrow, that is when even though he made many mistakes in his lifetime, he kept on moving forward. He said in Psalm 51:3:

“For I acknowledge my transgression; and my sin is ever before me.”

Several times in the scripture when David made a mistake, the Bible says his heart smote him. You will not make progress if you are always shifting blame. Only failures make excuses.

Open Heaven 18 July 2020: [Saturday] – Godly Sorrow 

Godly sorrow leads you to learn from your mistakes. David never repeated any of his mistakes because he was truly sorry for his sins. If for instance, you fall into fornication because you were close friends with someone of the opposite sex, godly sorrow will alert you the next time you are getting close to someone who could make you fall, so you can break off that relationship.

Having godly sorrow does not mean feeling rejected by God when you do wrong. The feeling of rejection is a trap of the devil to keep us out of God’s light. 1st John 1:9 says:

“If we confess out sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

Open Heaven 18 July 2020 Saturday: Key Point

God is always happy to forgive and reconnect with anyone who has erred from the faith, as long as they confess their sins. When God has had mercy on you and welcomed you back into His light, you must run away from anything that can make you fall again. The doctrine of grace which teaches that you can continue in sin once you are born again in a strategy of the devil to eradicate godly sorrow. He raises up preachers to tell you that the Most High God does not mind if His children are unholy. That is a big lie!
Key point:
Whatever a man can give to you, a man can take away from you.
Open Heavens Daily Devotional Lessons was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical Churches in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer's Ministries.

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