Daily Devotion: Godly Sorrow

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Topic: Godly Sorrow

Daily Personal Confession

My testimony is forever sure, my days are directed by His word and Holy spirit my great teacher. I am blessed beyond the imagination of men. Glory be to God Hallelujah!

Memorize: For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death. – 2 Corinthians 7:10

Read: 2 Corinthians 7:8-12 (KJV)

8 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.

9 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.

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.

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

“For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me.”

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

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. 1 John 1:9 says:

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

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 is a strategy of the devil to eradicate godly sorrow. He raises up preachers to tell you that the Most Holy God does not mind if His children are unholy. That is a big lie!

Prayer Point:

Thank You, Father, for being faithful and just to forgive me all my sins, and to cleanse me from all unrighteousness, once I confess them, in Jesus name.

Father, give me a heart that will be genuinely remorseful and repentant any time I offend You.

Father, please, let me experience godly sorrow that worketh repentance unto salvation, and not worldly sorrow that leads to death, in Jesus name.

Father, give me the grace to always acknowledge and admit my sins, that I may prosper and receive mercy, in Jesus name.

Father, deliver me from wilful sins; and, help me to learn from my mistakes and never to repeat them again, in Jesus name.

Daily Declarations

I decree this Saturday, I will function beyond the knowledge of man as I operate in divine wisdom and knowledge, in the name of Jesus

I cancel every plan of the enemy to keep me in any unpleasant situation, in the name of Jesus

I decree my life is filled with divine verity and purpose fulfilling blessings in all aspect in Jesus name

I undo and permanently break the bond of any generational curse attached to my destiny and lineage in Jesus name

Bible in One Year: 2 Kings 18:1-8, 2 Chronicles 29-31, Psalm 48

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