Now I rejoice, not that ye were made sorry, but that ye sorrowed to repentance: for ye were made sorry after a godly manner, that ye might receive damage by us in nothing. For Godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death. For behold this selfsame thing, that ye sorrowed after a Godly sort, what carefulness it wrought in you, yea, what clearing of yourselves, yea, what indignation, yea, what fear, yea, what vehement desire, yea, what zeal, yea, what revenge! In all things ye have approved yourselves to be clear in this matter. (2Co 7:9-11)
GOD desires that His people, holy and beloved, are not only in right relationship with Him through repentance and faith, but in proper fellowship with one another in love and forbearing. He calls us to the ministry of reconciliation, not only in sharing the Gospel so that those who are lost may believe and receive Him by faith in His finished and perfect work on the Cross of Calvary, but also in restoring His people in the fellowship as members of His body, the Church, for we are members one of another. He calls us to humbleness and holiness as His people doing His work in His strength alone.
The command of our Lord is to minister as His disciples to this lost and dying world. We are called as His ambassadors to represent Him, in Word, in conversation, in Spirit, in faith, and in charity to those within and without. We are commanded to love one another even as He also loves us and disciple one another in the Word that we might grow thereby. We are commissioned to share the Gospel and teach all nations, telling all who will hear the Good News of Jesus Christ so that those who believe may repent and receive life in His Name.
For GOD is not willing that any should perish, but that all would come to repentance and the knowledge of the Truth. Jesus loves you and wants to establish a covenant relationship with you that is real and personal. Surrender to Him on His terms and He will give you a brand new life of discipleship and fellowship with Him that is abundant and everlasting. GOD calls you to trust Him and what He has already done for you to pay your sIn debt. He has provided the only way of reconciliation with GOD with forgiveness and Salvation through Jesus Christ, the Son of GOD who is GOD the Son, to give you a new life in Christ. Turn away from yourself and your sIn and turn to Him alone for eternal Life, now and always.