Sorrow Works

  "For godly sorrow worketh repentance unto salvation" (Second Corinthians 7: 10). Repentance is not sorrow , but is motivated by sorrow. Repentance is prompted when a person realizes he or she is grieving God because of his or her sins. He becomes sorry for this and decides to turn from his sins.

  Repentance leads one into paths of righteousness, a better way of living, a purer and more Christi-like life, a life of obedience. A reformed life is the result of genuine change of heart. It is the fruit of repentance.

  Repentance is vital to salvation. So being sorry for sins is a giant step toward spiritual salvation.