January 11, 2011
When we sin, there are three people we need to ask for forgiveness.
The first, obviously, is the Lord. And He promises in 1 John 1:9 to "forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness."
The second person is, of course, the one whom we've hurt. We are to go to our brother and ask their forgiveness for whatever we have done against them. And, they will either forgive us... or not.
The last person we need to forgive is ourselves. And often this is the hardest. But if Christ has already forgiven us and we refuse to do likewise, does that make our standards of forgiveness higher than His? Great question.
The following is a study on Psalm 51.