The sorrow that 2 Corinthians speaks of? Is about God's process of our repentance (the changing of our thinking) that takes place when the Word enters our hearts and transforms us out from our old ways of the world we once knew.. the way of life we had been inculcated into. That sorrow (sorrow as God would have it) is like that one mourning for a friend who just died. For, our old friend, was our old self!
There is sorrow God causes because this inward death that takes place demands a time of loneliness and pain as we find we can no longer can relate to the world in a way that once caused us pleasure and comfort. That sorrow God caused reveals the spiritual process that takes place demanding that we persevere onward in our growing in grace and knowledge of Christ... While in sorrow the new man is being formed in us making us able to take on the new life that gives us a new kind of stability and joy according to the new way of thinking that the Spirit brings to life in wise believers... Sadly though, willfully ignorant believers will cling to their own way of thinking. And will do so by manipulating the Word as a means to fit their own desired outcome ending in stupidity. That is where we get false doctrinal teachings. Which is arrogance personified in the name of Christ!
]2 Corinthians 3:17-18
Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is
freedom. And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lordís
glory, are being transformed
into his image [U][I]with ever-increasing glory
which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.
We are not to have sorrow over our past sins! To think so is to misread what the Word is telling us. and is a denial that Jesus took that very punishment upon Himself while on the Cross!
If we simply acknowledged our sins at the time we recognized them! Then, the blood of Jesus purifies us, and God forgives.
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all
[/SIZE]1 John 1:9
To continue to sorrow endlessly? Is likened to saying God really did not cleanse and forgive when we confessed our sins to Him,,, But instead, God put us on probation. Thus making us? The authors of our own salvation. That is having sorrow according to arrogant stupidity. Believers like that are a pain to be around. A sorrow to bear.