Have you made the right turn unto His narrow path?
Now I rejoice, not that ye were made sorry, but that ye sorrowed to repentance: for ye were made sorry after a godly manner, that ye might receive damage by us in nothing. For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death. (2 Corinthians 7:9-10 KJV)
Paul was at home plate driving a “spiritual homerun” to those listening to the message he was preaching. He was assuring the crowd that he was not in any way enjoying the pain and heartache many were facing as they came to terms, seeing for themselves, their own spiritual condition or standing before Christ as they had spent much time wallowing in sin.
Paul knew that eyes had been opened, scales had been removed and the dirt and mud accumulating upon these men since their physical birth was now recognized or seen in their own eyes. This is the “Y” in the road where all mankind must make a choice. Go to the left; recognizing sin but choosing to live with the dirt grime accumulating upon them according to the standards of the god of this world only being sorry for “being caught” in sin but not sorry for sinning against a holy and righteous God, others make their way by turning right along the narrow path; humbly recognizing their sin before God and coming to the place, or positional standing, of sorrowful ness before Him straightway in faith turning from sin unto the mercy and holiness of God.
Without sorrowful repentance unto God mankind remains upon the left pathway leading to death and an eternal existence in Hell for all eternity. Repenting is changing one’s mind towards sin and repenting unto God, seeing sin as He views it and accepting Jesus Christ’s free gift of the finished work upon the cross for the sin debt of all.
Our personal repentance unto God allows Him to see us without any stain of sin upon us. Repenting from our sin liberates mankind to accept the free gift of Jesus’s sacrifice upon the cross the shedding of His blood as an atonement, or payment in full, for sin: past, present, and future.