If we take judgement and punishment into our own hands, we will likely give either too much or too little, If we leave it in the Lord’s hands the punishment will be excruciatingly appropriate.
Self forgiveness is often a difficult task. However, since the Lord “remembers [our] sins no more,” neither should we.
True repentence completely absolves the sinner from any culpability before the Lord for the sins committed.
A person who cannot bring himself to be humble or to plead for forgiveness for his sins, may expect that he will have to pay for them himself, as if there had been no Savior.
Why did David remain so loyal to Saul and honor him even though David had been anointed to be the new king?
The way David honored Saul in his calling as king is an example for all of us to honor and sustain our ecclesiastical leaders.
Forgiveness implies a unilateral act on the part of the offended one, and reconciliation implies unification between the offended one and the offender.
The Lord will truly forgive anyone who truly repents. We must never give up, even if we feel we’ll never be completely free from temptation.