To feel sorry, disappointed, distressed, or remorseful about.
“I regret not speaking to her before she left.”
To remember with a feeling of loss or sorrow; mourn.
Noun; A feeling of sorrow, disappointment, distress, or remorse about something that one wishes could be different.
A sense of loss and longing for someone or something gone or passed out of existence.
A courteous expression of regret, especially at having to decline an invitation.
Synonyms: sorrow, grief, anguish, woe, heartbreak.
What does the Bible have to say about this “regret”? More than you might imagine:
Genesis 6:6: “And the Lord was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and it grieved Him to His heart.”
Proverbs 15:13: “A glad heart makes a cheerful face, but by sorrow of heart the Spirit is crushed.”
2 Corinthians 7:10: “For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death”
Matthew 27:3-5: “Then when Judas, His (Jesus) betrayer, saw that Jesus was condemned, he changed his mind and brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and the elders, saying, ‘I have sinned by betraying innocent blood!’ They said, ‘What is that to us? See to it yourself.’ And throwing down the pieces of silver into the temple, he departed, and he went and hanged himself.”
After all the regret we have caused the Holy Spirit, we still do not deserve God’s graciousness, nor HIS love. We should regret being born, as many of the disciples stated. YOUR sins, MY sins, EVERYBODY’S sins…brought about the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. So everyone is guilty of the murder of Jesus Christ, by virtue of our sins. In the end though, it is the blood of Jesus Christ on that Roman Cross that will cover and remove our sins.
How odd is it, that we are unacceptable before God, because of the Original Sin in the Garden of Eden? Now we are “guilty” of the murder of Jesus Christ. If this had been brought to a court here in the USA, there would be death sentences to be handed out…to YOU and ME. One by one, we would be executed for committing the murder of Jesus Christ! And we would be found GUILTY.
That being the case, how many would be spared the death penalty?
Let’s get some things straight here. Without salvation in Christ, everyone would end-up in hell and then the lake of fire (the second death)…for eternity. Having said this and then reading in the Bible that the blood of Jesus Christ on that Cross is the ONLY salvation to heaven…who all is bathing in His precious blood? Not many at all. As a matter of Fact…FEW! Oops, there’s that three letter word again…FEW!
And then we look around and we hear from others, “Well, the Bible is too old, it’s no longer relevant.” Or maybe…”I just don’t have any time right now to read the Bible.” Or might you hear, “I don’t believe the Bible.” Or it could be, “I’m a Muslim” or “I’m a Buddhist, a Taoist, a Hindi” or whatever!
Do you NOT understand there are two ways out of this life, when we die?
Heaven or hell.
That’s it…that’s all there is. And you say, “I don’t have time right now to read the Bible?” And , then you say that I am crazy? You want to call me a “Bible thumper” or maybe a, “Jesus Freak?” Then I stand guilty. I am guilty of SIN, I am a blasphemer, and every other sin known to God! Here’s what’s weird…God Almighty…still LOVES me and wants to save me from none other than…ME!”
Because of this I have gone to the Cross of Jesus Christ. I have “bathed” in His precious blood. I have asked HIM to forgive me of my sins. I have stated and will continue to state, that Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior. I will NOT back down from that…I will NOT give in, give up or go away. I will gladly accept death on those grounds!
How odd is it? I live to profess Jesus Christ in everything I know to do. Far too many people don’t like that and would wish me dead for it. Which is fine with me—send me to where I want to be the most…with my Lord and Savior! Having said that, do the naysayers think they are going to cause me fear?
I have NO fear, none what-so-ever. No FEAR…shoot me dead and I am immediately with Jesus Christ in heaven…right where I wanted to be in the first place. (Thank you so very much, for giving me exactly what I want.)
You see, you can’t threaten a man who has no fear, you can NOT make him change. Is any of this getting through to you? When the Bible says, “The Truth will set you free” it’s telling you the truth.
Now go to a person that is dead set on living this life, in this world, and threaten to take away all that he has. He will fight you tooth and nail to keep you from doing so. He will not want to die, because then he will have lost all that matters to him—his things. Stand a man up on a post and tell him he is about to die and he will plead and lie to keep from dying.
Have you ever wondered why this pleading happens? He, like everyone in this world, KNOWS there is a hell and a heaven. He KNOWS hell is where he is headed…thus his FEAR of death. Eternally lost…eternally dead.
People leave this earth either kicking and screaming or peacefully and contented. I will go in the latter, I know I will have life everlasting with Jesus Christ.
Where do you stand on this? Because of Jesus Christ, I live as a real man and come that time, I will die as a real man because Jesus Christ has held me up as a real man. I have no other way to explain it. I have made my decision and I will live and die for that decision and my Lord will come for me and take me home….right where I belong!