WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 7:10
Verse 10 states, “For godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation, not to be regretted; but the sorrow of the world produces death.” There is a false repentance and a true repentance. False repentance is one that starts when a person gets caught. They usually say they are sorry, but there is no true heart-change. True repentance is where the fruit of forbearance begins to show a change of action. It does not mean perfection. But it does begin with a change of behavior, resulting in character development. Pastoral forbearance gives us space to change our actions. Are we willing to give other people space, encourage them, walk with them and help them change their actions? That is true love. God’s love pastors and shepherds others. God’s love gives space and time to change. Let’s sow it so we can get it ourselves. We all need it!