Have you ever had to apologize for something you did wrong? Or to use more biblical language, have you ever had to confess a sin and ask for forgiveness? Most of us have, and we know how difficult it is. In fact, we’re often expert at using language to minimize our guilt. For instance, might say such things as, “If I offended you, I’m sorry.”
But King David used no such halfway measures to confess his sin after he was confronted by the prophet Nathan. In Psalm 51, he gives us an astounding model for repentance. We will study this psalm in our adult Christian-Education class this Sunday, July 19. There is much it can teach us about our own sinfulness and God’s grace.