Monday, January 2, 2012

Scripture of the Day - January 2, 2012

2 Corinthians 7:9  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.
10  For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.

Here is a perfect example of the stark contrast between God's ways and the ways of this world. Godly sorrow leads to salvation. Jesus came to seek and save the lost. He didn't come to condemn but to love and to give life. When you realize that you are a sinner and you come to God asking forgiveness, He lifts that burden of sin from you and makes you righteous. He doesn't condemn and punish, He forgives and comforts. He wraps his loving arms around you and welcomes you. 
The world condemns and brings shame. If you feel condemned, that's not from God. If you feel ashamed, that's not from God. It pays to know the word of God so you know what's from Him and what's from this world.

~Mary Hynes~

Daily B.R.E.A.D.
(Bible Reading Enriches Any Day)
Today's Scripture reading - Genesis 3 & 4, Matthew 2
Tomorrow's Scripture reading - Genesis 5 & 6, Matthew 3 and Psalm 2

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