Saul responded, “I have sinned. Come back, my son David, I will never harm you again because today you considered my life precious. I have been a fool! I’ve committed a grave error.”1 Samuel 26:21 HCSB
The Bible says, “All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23) We are supposed to confess our sins and God is faithful to forgive our sins. (1 John 1:9) As a believer, I confessed my sins when I accepted Christ as my Lord and Savior, but I am human and have continued to sin even though I strive to live my life in a way to please God. I must continually confess my sins and ask for forgiveness.
Saul confessed that he had sinned against David and promised not to harm him. Saul continued with his confession admitting he was a fool and that he had committed a grave error. We know that David did not return to Saul because he was not sure he could trust him or what he was saying. Confession must be more than just words; it must be genuine.
Challenge: Do you need to confess your sins to God or to someone else you have harmed in some way? Swallow your pride and be willing to admit you were wrong and ask for forgiveness from God and those whom you have harmed.