• 11 January 2016 – Conviction of sin, Contrite spirit, Godly Sorrow

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    Scriptures Referenced

    Psalm 34:18 New King James Version (NKJV)

    18 The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart,
    And saves such as have a contrite spirit.

    International Bible Encyclopedia
    , “A contrite heart is one
    in which the natural pride and self-sufficiency
    have been completely humbled by the consciousness of guilt

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    2 Corinthians 7:10 Amplified Bible (AMP)
    10 For [godly] sorrow that is in accord with the will of God produces
    a repentance
    without regret, leading to salvation;
    but worldly sorrow [the hopeless sorrow of those who do not believe] produces death.
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    James 1:22  New King James Version (NKJV)

    22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.

     

    James 4:6  New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)

    6 But he gives all the more grace; therefore it says,
    “God opposes the proud,
    but gives grace to the humble.”
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    2 Corinthians 13:5  Amplified Bible (AMP)

    Examine and test and evaluate your own selves to see whether you are holding to your faith
    and showing the proper fruits of it. Test and prove yourselves

    Do you not yourselves realize and know [thoroughly by an ever-increasing experience] that Jesus Christ is in you—unless you are [counterfeits] disapproved on trial and rejected?

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    Galatians 6:3 New King James Version (NKJV)

    For if anyone thinks himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself.

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    1 Corinthians 8:2  Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

    Those who think they know something do not yet know anything as they should.
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    Luke 10:26-28  New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)

    26 He said to him, “What is written in the law? What do you read there?” 
    27 
    He answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul,
    and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.”
    28 And he said to him, “You have given the right answer; do this, and you will live.

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