Seek God’s Pardon First

“Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you.”
(Luke 15:18 NIV)

Over the years, my prayers of confession have come to resemble that of the son in today’s passage. Even though he had sinned against his father, the prodigal son acknowledged that his sin was pre-eminently against God. When King David confessed his sin with Bathsheba, he also admitted the same thing, “Against you, you only, have I sinned” (Psalm 51:4). So while we should seek forgiveness from the people we’ve wronged, it’s God’s pardon that we need to seek first.

All sin is pre-eminently against God.

Published by risingwiththeson

Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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