J.C. Ryle once said,
“True repentance begins with KNOWLEDGE of sin. It goes on to work SORROW for sin. It leads to CONFESSION of sin before God. It shows itself before a person by a thorough BREAKING OFF from sin. It results in producing a DEEP HATRED for all sin.”
As we continue in our #KINGDAVID Series, we see the brokenness of a man who understands guilt. After David was confronted by Nathan, David didn’t run, deflect, or shift the blame for his adultery with Bathsheba and murder of Uriah, her husband. David immediately responded to the prophet Nathan by saying, “I have sinned against God!” God forgave David for his sin, but He did not remove the consequences. Sin always demands a price. David gives us a model of repentance as he pens his confession to God in Psalm 51. Next week we’ll look at how Nathan’s prophecy comes true.