How often do you play the “Blame Game”, with all your fingers pointed at yourself?
Hindsight is 20/20. And hopefully we’ve learned from mistakes we’ve made. But if we sentence ourselves to misery from now on because of them, it will only lead to depression and probably more mistakes!
When the religious leaders brought the woman caught in adultery to Jesus (unlawfully, since the law stated that both guilty parties were to be brought), He didn’t belabor the point . He simply told her to go (free), and don’t do it again. I can’t think she sat in a dark room day after day berating herself. She was forgiven! I imagine she must have spent much of her time trying to find out as much as she could about this amazing Man Who, when she had no hope and was about to die, set her free.
Jesus has now defeated Satan (the accuser of the brethren) at the cross. Have you experienced His forgiveness? Have you forgiven yourself?