Many of our Golden Key Team members do one-on-one mentoring sessions with men and women who are incarcerated. Very often they are saddened by their situations and pledge that this will be their last time behind bars or getting involved with the drugs that landed them in jail. For some, the confinement brings on a true moment of clarity, while others will wipe away their tears and rush back to their old life style as soon as they are released. When it comes to “moments of clarity” there is a big difference between the human realizations that you don’t like what your recent choices have done to you and the conviction to make real change that comes with divine illumination.
The Apostle Paul gives the members of the Corinthian church insight into the difference between worldly sorrow that mainly amounts to regretting that you got caught doing something bad and godly sorrow that brings salvation to your life. Consider some of the results of true divine illumination that he points to: