The Regret Goes Nowhere and the Sorrow that Leads to Repentance (Thurs. Sept. 9)

The word of the day is “sorrow.”  There are two kinds of regret for the wrong we have done.  In our reading of  2 Corinthians 7:1-10, Paul teaches the  distinction between these two kinds of remorse:  “worldly sorrow “and “godly sorrow.”  The first is feeling sorry for ourselves.  We regret that we have been found to be imperfect and liable to the consequences of our fault.  The second is the the grief of knowing that we have offended our God.  We will learn from our reading that “worldly sorrow” has no remedy, but “godly sorrow” leads to repentance and divine forgiveness. The background of our reading is that Paul had sent his co-worker Titus to check on the situation at…