Do you guys remember June Hunt? I had mentioned about her earlier. She is the host of the Nationally Syndicated Call-in Counseling Broadcast Hope in the Night.
She talks about ‘Asham’ a Hebrew word for Guilt. She says,
“Asham, with its many derivatives, paints a three-dimensional picture of true guilt.”
She further describes guilt, I mean true guilt as follows:
True Guilt refers to the facts of being at fault, deserving punishment, and requiring a sacrificial offering.
True Guilt is the result of any wrong attitude or action that is contrary to the perfect will of God.
True Guilt is the result of sin whereby a penalty must be paid for your sin so fellowship with God can be restored.
I will explain what she is talking about in a simpler way with few examples.
True guilt comes when somebody realizes his/her fault or wrong attitude towards somebody. True guilt comes when he/she makes himself/herself available for the punishment and correction. She mentioned about “Sacrificial Offering.” Sacrificial Offering doesn’t mean any animal or bird sacrifice but it is a true offering of our body, soul and mind to God to restore the vertical (Spiritual – with God) as well as horizontal (Social – with fellow humans) relationship. Sacrificial Offering is something which we do to compensate our wrong attitude towards the person against whom we have commit the sin.
Have you felt guilty for your wrong doing? That’s better… If you are not guilty of your wrong doings and your committed sins then start thinking seriously about your attitude.
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