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When we read the New Testament we really do not pick up on the thought, or the idea that Jesus was a “man of sorrows, a man acquainted with grief” We would need to know what the Old Testament described Jesus Christ to be.

Isa 53:3 He was despised and rejected by men; A MAN OF SORROWS, AND ACQUAINTED WITH GRIEF; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

When we minister to a person(s), and we know exactly what that person needs, but if they do not accept, or receive what you are telling them, this can bring “sorrow”, and “grief” to yourself. Jesus was the most anointed teacher the world has ever seen, and many of his own nation despised, and rejected him in what he said to them. When you plainly explain something to a person, and they just don't get it, this also can bring sorrow, and grief to the one teaching. The Apostle Paul experienced this in all his life as he was was constantly in “tears”!!!

Act 20:19 serving the Lord with all humility and WITH TEARS and with trials that happened to me through the plots of the Jews;

Paul wanted all of his country men to be saved, yet his country men wanted him dead!!! That would surely cause a person to have sorrow, and grief. The Lord does not want us to have sorrow and grief in our lives, but sometimes it is not a bad thing to have.

There are two different kinds of sorrow in this life. One is called worldly sorrow, (grief) and the other is called Godly sorrow (grief). Worldly sorrow leads to death!!!!

2 Cor 7:10 …........... worldly grief produces death...... (ESV)

A recent event in the News is a perfect example of worldly sorrow. Carrie Fisher passed away about a week ago. Her mother Debbie Reynolds's, who being a very famous actress of my generation, died just two days later. Her heart was so broken, being full of sorrow, and grief it lead to her death!!! Medical science tells us this is possible, and it is not unheard of!!

Godly sorrow on the other hand produces “repentance”, which leads to “salvation”

2Co 7:10 FOR GODLY GRIEF PRODUCES A REPENTANCE THAT LEADS TO SALVATION without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death.

Godly sorrow leads us to repentance. The word “repentance” means “to change your mind”. Godly sorrow leads us to change our mind. It changes our thinking processes from stop thinking on the things that produce sorrow in our lives to the things that bring us “salvation” The word “salvation” we usually associate with receiving eternal life, and that is true, but, salvation also means to deliver us from something. To set us free.

Jesus suffered sorrow, and grief in his life especially in the garden when he had prayed to his Father with strong crying, with tears..... He knew what was going to happen to him being whipped to the edge of his life, and being accused of something he was not guilty of, and then nailed to a cross.
Jesus asked his Father if there was any other way let this cup pass from him, but he accepted his Father's will which would have freed him from his agony brought on by sorrow, and grief.

It is not a easy thing to “humble ourselves before God, and cast all of our cares upon the Lord, for he cares for us, but if we do all of our sorrows, and griefs should subside as it is now in the hands of God who knows all things that concern us.
 

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