Godly Sorrow is not Condemnation
2 Corinthians 7:10 – For the kind of sorrow God wants us to experience leads us away from sin and results in salvation. There’s no regret for that kind of sorrow. But worldly sorrow, which lacks repentance, results in spiritual death.
As believers the Bible tells us explicitly that there is no condemnation for us (Romans 8:1). This is because we have been set free from the power of sin. Sin now has no control over us as victory belongs to Christ and us. This simply means that we are righteous (2 Corinthians 5:21).
However, if we are being honest with ourselves, we still slip into sin sometimes: be it lying, addictions or sexual sin. This is because our minds are still getting renewed (Romans 12:2). In situations when we fall into sin, our first reaction should not be to separate yourselves from the body of Christ, rather we should be closer to them even more (Galatians 6:1). Our first thought should be that God loves me still. Let this calm your mind. Meditate on Christ’s love for you. Then, bring to remembrance that there is no condemnation for you. Rejoice in this fact. Thank God for grace because his grace abounds even much more.
There is a feeling of sadness that comes with sin. As a believer it’s called godly sorrow. Godly sorrow differs from condemnation. Godly sorrow is more like renewing your mind. It’s acknowledging that what you have done is wrong and is not in your nature to do so and choosing not to do it again. Condemnation on the other hand makes you feel filthy. A believer should have it in mind that God knew that we were not perfect before we got saved and so, does not expect perfection immediately we are saved. A believer should be reminded that it is Christs work in him or her, not his or her work in himself or herself.
Thank you Father for my mind is continually being renewed.
Author – Miebi