Reeses Cups have been using the slogan “Not Sorry!” for the last year to sell their delicious little treats. But the idea of “Not Sorry” seems to be a previlent attitude in our society. People want to fling their attitudes and opinions around without regard to who they hurt or how. It’s okay to have an opinion but check your attitude at the door. If you think your opinions are the only ones that matter.
Have you ever offended someone and thought to yourself…”Not Sorry”. What about God? Have you ever transgressed God’s law and thought “Not Sorry.” You may not have consciously thought that but when we gloss over our sins and offenses with a haughty attitude it is the same thing as saying, “Not Sorry” to God.
David did this with his sin with Bathsheba. He not only was where he wasn’t supposed to be. Then he committed adultery with a woman he lusted after. Then when she got pregnant he conspired to get Uriah, the husband to sleep with her so his sin would not be discovered. When that didn’t work he conspired again to have Uriah killed. He then took Bathsheba to be his wife.
All was cool. David strutted around the palace with his “Not Sorry” attitude.
You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it;
you do not take pleasure in burnt offerings.
My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit;
a broken and contrite heart
you, God, will not despise.
“God opposes the proud
but shows favor to the humble.”[c]
7 Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8 Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. 9 Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom. 10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.
1 Peter 5:5-6
All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, “God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.” Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.
I have mentioned before and I say again, the key to an effective relationship with God is to walk in humility and submit to Him.