"But you, O man of God, flee these things and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, and gentleness. Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses."But you, O man of God, flee these things and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, and gentleness. Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses." - 1 Timothy 6:11-12

Eaten Up With Sorriness

There was a time in Southern culture where you could describe someone as “sorry,” and people would know what you meant. They knew you were talking about somebody who was an irresponsible, lazy, no-account, cattin’-around, lyin’, cheatin’, sorry so-and-so.

We now live in a culture where sorriness is actually glorified. Jerry Springer has popularized it. He’s showcased a bunch of shameless folks who verbally vomit up all their junk in front of several million viewers. His shows and dozens of copycats have led the way in glorifying examples of sorriness. So we sit there and glory in it as we let it flow all over us. Maybe it’s because watching them makes us feel we are superior.

But there is another way. Jesus Christ came to save us from our sorriness. When we accept His salvation and begin to follow Him, He gives us a desire to take on His spirit and character. He empowers us to reflect Him more than our natural-born sorriness. Why don’t you look to Him in faith? You won’t be sorry.

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