Fear of God Devotional: Repentance That Leads to Life

What is repentance that leads to life?

Curt Daniels explains in this video that worldly sorrow leads to grief. Godly repentance leads to life and joy. Judas displayed worldly sorrow when he went and hung himself. But, no matter how many tears are shed and how sorrowful one may appear, this type of sorrow does not lead to salvation but to death.

We can distinguish the worldly sorrow shown by Judas with the godly sorrow and repentance of Peter. While both men demonstrated extreme regret and sorrow over their actions, only Peter demonstrated godly sorrow and later suffered and died for Christ.

2 Corinthians 7:10 (NKJV) – “For godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation, not to be regretted; but the sorrow of the world produces death.”