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verse 10: “For the sorrow that is according to the will of God produces a repentance without regret, leading to salvation; but the sorrow of the world produces death.”

A repentance without regret, leading to salvation: there are 3 important words here.

Repentance – changing one’s ways. In order to invite Jesus Christ into your heart, you must repent. God cannot tolerate sin, but He does love us. He wants us to forsake our sinful ways. Think of this humorous analogy: your mother loves you, but she’s not about to let you come into the house with muddy shoes on! Leave those muddy shoes outside! 🙂

Regret – we hear a lot today in the sports news about pro athletes who have broken the law. They serve their penalty, but the public doesn’t seem to accept that they “learned their lesson” unless they show “genuine remorse”. Our Lord is not the jaded public, but He is a whole lot wiser; you can’t fool God. When we see our sin from God’s eyes, regret should be the natural result. We don’t want to do that sinful behavior.

Salvation – the saving grace of Jesus. The promise that we will go to Heaven when we physically die, if we accept Jesus as Lord and Savior in our lives; eternally to be in His presence. In the meantime, we serve Him on earth, making disciple makers.

Have a blessed day!

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