Synonyms for sorry
Do you think Lucifer was ever sorry for making his choice to attempt to bring Jesus down? Do you think he regretted his decision, or do you think he felt he had a chance to outwit God?
Submission and vulnerability are two conditions foreign to the nature of a created being. Sorrowing for what I’ve said or done draws me out of hiding, revealing what I don’t want to expose. Genuine sorrow confronts what needs to change, putting me in a position of vulnerability and submission—a place where pride rises to defend itself.
Once words have left the mouth and deeds are done, I then feel I must stick with my right or wrong decision. With the words I speak, I have committed myself to those words. It is necessary but hard to retract what I have said because I have just admitted I was wrong.
Lucifer did not want to admit his fault and forfeited any chance for forgiveness. After King David committed adultery with Bathsheba, he sought to hide his quilt and her pregnancy by eliminating Uriah, her husband. What made the difference? David confessed his sin with great sorrow and bitter tears. Lucifer did not.
Forgiveness is a beautiful thing. It washes me clean, gives me a fresh start, and covers a multitude of sins.
Forgiveness is a two-way street. God petitions me to receive it as a free gift and to grant forgiveness to all who ask, or don’t ask, the same from me. Both are difficult. Both are life-changing.