“The kind of sorrow God wants makes people change their hearts and lives. This leads to salvation, and you cannot be sorry for that. But the kind of sorrow the world has brings death.” – 2 Corinthians 7:10
Do you feel guilty after you sin? If so, it is a great feeling. It shows that we care about what we have done. This feeling of remorse is a Godly sorrow that leads us to repentance. We realize that God is speaking to us, and it will lead us to realize that sin is against God’s laws and His commands.
Sin is powerful and can trap us because it is from Satan (1 John 3:8). Satan, also known as “the snake”, in Genesis 3:1-7, tricked Eve into eating fruit that God told her not to. Her disobedience was the beginning of sin for everyone. But God was merciful to Eve and Adam even after warning them that if they ate the fruit that they would certainly die (Genesis 2:16-17). God showed mercy to them by not allowing them to die but made clothes for them (Genesis 3: 21).
Sin bothered Adam and Eve because they were afraid and hid from God after disobeying Him (Genesis 3:8-10). We can learn from them and feel remorseful for our sins. If we do, God promises not to turn anyone away from showing mercy. It involves humility on our part to confess what we did, and then ask Him for forgiveness. Then He will change our hearts to live a life that is holy and pleasing to Him (2 Chronicles 7:14, Ezekiel 18:32).
Prayer of the day:
Dear heavenly Father,
Sin does bother us. That is why we are praying this prayer to You, to thank you for allowing us to feel sorry for what we have done. Sin can enslave us to do what we want instead of what You want us to do. Sin started with the devil and cannot control us any longer as long as we have You. Help us, God, to be remorseful and feel guilty when we do something against Your laws. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen!