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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

SORRY?


I have said, “I'm sorry,” many times and didn't mean it, especially when I was young and in trouble. I would try to make it sound like I was sorry, but I was actually only sorry that I got caught.

The word SORRY is a word of multiple meanings. In one case it means regret, sympathy, pity, a sharing pain with one who has suffered a loss of some kind.

In another case it means, worthless as to character or value. Again it could mean dismal or miserable or even buyers remorse.

The modifying word use with it controls the direction and force it carries. Regardless of the usage it is a powerful word.
SYMPATHY

In the case of loss, one may empathize and try to lessen the pain by saying I’m so sorry for your loss and add if there’s any thing I can do, let me know. Depending on the closeness of the party saying it, it can be comforting.

BUYERS REMORSE

Purchasing something and feeling disappointment shortly afterward places you into a sorrowful state wherein you experience being sorry for what you did.

SORRY FOR A HARMFUL ACTION

Saying I’m sorry for doing a harmful deed to someone requires further action to validate saying I’m sorry otherwise it is meaningless.

APOLOGY

If you destroy someone’s property SORRY requires genuine offer of restoration or recompense. Only then is it a legitimate use of the word. If a case of theft, being sorry requires confession and repayment with a sorrowful apology.

MOTIVATIONAL SORROW

When someone is caught and found guilty of a legal infraction of law and is ready to be sentenced, the judge looks and listens for signs of regret, true repentance, remorse and ruefulness of deed he has done before sentence is passed down. This process is a game between the defense lawyer and the judge for the judge knows the lawyer has coached the defendant on how to act SORRY. He has to decide if there is a change of heart or just a convenient pretence to try to get a lesser sentence.

CHARACTER SORRY

Sometime one can only be described as a SORRY person meaning he has no redeeming qualities and as for as society is concerned and is worthless useless and a throne in our flesh.

SINFUL SORROW

Saying you're SORRY for sinning is a start albeit a poor start, for GOD demands fruitful repentance. Godly sorrow produces repentance that leads to salvation (forgiveness). SORRY without true repentance is as a donkey baying at midnight in a tin barn. It makes a noise but won't get the required job done.

2Corinithians 7:10 For Godly sorrow works repentance to salvation: but the sorrow of the world works death.

John 3:8 Therefore bring forth fruits worthy of repentance.

This means rejection of the sinful action and a commitment not to repeat it again.

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