A Godly Sorrow

The poor in spirit are those who understand their spiritual bankruptcy and their desperate need before a sovereign God.  This transformation of a life via God’s Spirit begins with a demolition of self-sufficiency and self-righteousness (not to be confused with self-worth).  This is initiation into kingdom living.  The pilgrimage continues as we mourn over our sin which has both caused and revealed a deep sense of loss and separation.  The grief of a broken heart and a troubled mind produces godly sorrow.  This state of reflective repentance becomes a consistent reality over a lifetime.  The consequence of this contrition is consolation that draws us toward our kingdom destiny.  There is a real sense of strength and encouragement which comes from our God, the only true source of comfort.