For godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation, not to be regretted; but the sorrow of the world produces death.
– 2 Corinthians 7:10
We could probably produce a significant list of differences between “godly sorrow” and “the sorrow of the world.” But certainly one of the differences on the list would be that the sorrow of the world tends to be a sorrow over the consequences of getting caught, or the fallout of wrong decisions and sinful actions. The sorrow of the world is that which wells up as a result of painful outcomes of sin, but it doesn’t ultimately produce transformational repentance. Therefore, it is the sorrow of the world that eventually produces death.
Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik
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