Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Confrontation Brings Glory

Confrontation Brings Glory by Carey Smith

"For even if I made you sorry with my letter, I do not regret it; though I did regret it. For I perceive that the same epistle made you sorry, though only for a while. Now I rejoice, not that you were made sorry, but that your sorrow led to repentance. For you were made sorry in a godly manner, that you might suffer loss from us in nothing. For godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation, not to be regretted; but the sorrow of the world produces death." 2 Corinthians 7:8-10

Are you afraid of confrontation? Are you worried someone might get upset or defensive because you tell them what they are doing is wrong? I imagine we are all guilty of the fear of confrontation. I know my immediate response is sometimes not that of a caring nature.

Paul did not consider himself to be a great speaker. He admits to being timid when he had to speak to others face to face, yet he understood the importance of Godly confrontation. Paul knew that sin leads to death. It separates us from the awesome glory of who God is. Who wants to be separated from God?

Because of his concern for the Corinthians, Paul confronted them in their sin. He took no pleasure in their sorrow. He did not delight in being right. He took joy in knowing that sorrow leads to repentance to an awesome, wonderful God who displays His glory in forgiveness.

Jesus says in Luke 15:7, "I say to you that likewise there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine just persons who need no repentance." Just think, you can have a part in the rejoicing that takes place in Heaven!

Be willing to confront your brother or sister in sin. Be willing to be confronted and put away your pride. Rejoice in the forgiveness that can only come from a gracious and glorious Father who desires salvation for your life and not separation from Him.

Personal Prayer Focus: Pray that God will reveal hidden sins in your own life and confess them to God. Pray for divine wisdom and discernment as God may use you to confront your brother or sister in their sin.

On The Go Prayer Focus: On The Go's Outreach Training Schools (OTS). In our OTS, young people and adults are trained to go to the next level in their service to God. Pray for On The Go as we train believers to make a difference in their generation.

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