Text: 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.Â For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.Â 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.Â 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.Â Therefore we were comforted in your comfort: yea, and exceedingly the more joyed we for the joy of Titus, because his spirit was refreshed by you all.Â For if I have boasted any thing to him of you, I am not ashamed; but as we spake all things to you in truth, even so our boasting, which I made before Titus, is found a truth.Â And his inward affection is more abundant toward you, whilst he remembereth the obedience of you all, how with fear and trembling ye received him.Â I rejoice therefore that I have confidence in you in all things. (2 Corinthians 7:9-16)
Tweet: Repentance is neither remorse, reform, nor religion. It’s a lifelong turning from sin with a broken heart and to Christ with all of your heart, which results in you getting further and further away from sin each day and closer and closer to Christ each day.