Teens’ Open Heavens 30 October 2017 by Pastor Adeboye – Godly Sorrow

Teens’ Open Heavens 30 October 2017 by Pastor Adeboye - Godly Sorrow

Topic: Godly Sorrow [Monday 30, October 2017]

Memorise: “Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.” Matthew 5:4

Read: 2 Corinthians 7:9-10

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.

Bible In One Year: Luke 19-20. Hymn: Sing Hymn 4 – Take My Life And Let It Be


There are different categories of sorrow; the ungodly sorrow and the godly sorrow. Ungodly sorrow leads to deadly actions that drag its victim to either temporal or eternal perdition. An example of ungodly sorrow is Judas Iscariot. The Bible says he actually felt sorry for how the event turned out, but his sorrow was not ungodly; he only felt bad because his plan to swindle the chief priests failed. He did not think of the injustice of the action in the first place. He would have been happy if Jesus had slipped away from His arresters like He had in John 8:59. No wonder Judas Iscariot ended up killing himself.

On the other hand, godly sorrow is positive. When someone realizes that he is a sinner and knows that the final destination is eternal perdition, if he becomes penitent like David after his encounter with Prophet Nathan, he will be forgiven. This positive sorrow was found in the Publican Jesus spoke about of in Luke 18:10-14, he had godly sorrow void of self-righteousness.

Key Point: Don’t sweep your blunders under the carpets of self-righteousness; repent and exercise godly sorrow. You will be comforted by divine forgiveness.

Open Heavens Daily Devotional for Teen’s guide was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical church in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer’s Ministries.

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