2 Corinthians 7:10 - Sorrow; Godly or Worldly?

2 Corinthians 7:10 (NIV) Godly sorrow brings 
repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no 
regret, but worldly sorrow brings death. 

The Sorrow that Leads to Joy
   If you want to be a happy person, then 
you first need to be unhappy. In other words, 
you must see your true state before God as a 
sinner, with no hope of saving yourself. But God 
graciously offers you His forgiveness through Christ 
and His death on the cross. 
   Jesus said, Blessed are those who 
mourn, for they shall be comforted (Matthew 5:4 
NLT). The last thing people want to do is mourn. 
They want to laugh, party, and whoop it up. But 
they dont want to look at their real condition 
and be sorry for it. This reminds me of 
Solomons words in Ecclesiastes: I said to myself, 
Come on, lets try pleasure. Lets look for 
the good things in life. But I found 
that this, too, was meaningless. So I said, 
Laughter is silly. What good does it do to seek 
pleasure? (2:1"2 NLT). 
   Some people just want to laugh all the 
time. They want the party to go on. They suppress 
tears and seek laughter. They dont want to cry. 
So they ignore their sins and dont deal with 
   But if we want true and lasting 
happiness, we must mourn our spiritual state. And then 
what happens? Jesus said that wed be 
comforted. When we go to God and say that were sorry 
for our sin, He extends His forgiveness to us. 
Thus, our sorrow leads to joy. 
   The Bible says, For the kind of sorrow 
God wants us to experience leads us away from 
sin and results in salvation. Theres no 
regret for that kind of sorrow. But worldly sorrow, 
which lacks repentance, results in spiritual 
death (2 Corinthians 7:10 NLT). 
   If you want to really be a happy person, 
then you must see yourself as you really are - a 
sinner - and be sorry for being so and resolve to 
change. Without that sorrow, there will be no joy. 
[Greg Laurie from Harvest Ministries; 


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If anyone has a paraphrase, commentary or 
testimony on this passage of Scripture, either 
personal or otherwise, I would be interested in 
hearing from you.  Thanks in advance and let's keep 
uplifting Jesus that all might be drawn to Him. Fred