Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Godly Sorrow Is - Thomas Watson

Godly sorrow is ingenuous. It is sorrow for the offence rather than for the punishment. God's law has been infringed, his love abused. This melts the soul in tears. A man may be sorry, yet not repent, as a thief is sorry when he is taken, not because he stole, but because he has to pay the penalty. …'My sin is ever before me' (Ps. 51:3); David does not say, 'The sword threatened is ever before me, but 'my sin'. O that I should offend so good a God, that I should grieve my Comforter! This breaks my heart!


Taken from the book The Doctrine of Repentance by Thomas Watson 1668

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