Apologizing, What it really Means

1 Peter 5:5 says “Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”

What does the word apologizing means? Webster’s dictionary defines it this way to offer an apology or excuse for some fault.

Why do we have such a hard time apologizing to someone?

Could it be that we feel they don’t deserve an apology from us?

Do we want to make them wait and suffer? There are many excuses that we can make up as to why we have a hard time apologizing to people.

But did you not know that when you don’t apologize to someone you yourself become bitter and before long resentment settles in? Peter tells us that we must clothe ourselves with humility towards one another, humility is not some dirty passive word that means you are a weak, humility is strength, it takes a person of strength to recognize they done wrong and want to make it right.

When you and I say in our hearts that we are not going to apologize, what we are literally saying to God is I refuse to do what you say, they don’t deserve it, I am going to punish them. This type of talking comes from a proud heart and God opposes the proud but give grace to the humble.

We are not perfect people there will be times when we must apologize to someone so don’t ever be so prideful that you won’t apologize because a day will come when you will want someone to apologize to you.

 

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