We teach our kids to use their manners. To say pardon me, please, and thank you. If you have kids, I’m sure your child has not done something they were supposed to. Maybe they broke a precious item that could not be repaired.
One such incident happened at our house. One of the kids shattered a Christmas ornament that was personalized. The tears came to her eyes, and I knew she truly apologized for what happened. Just like a child who has done something they cannot fix on their own, we should come to God with heartfelt contrition and ask for pardon.
It is not because it is expected of us, but rather because we want our relationship with Him restored. Don’t neglect to ask for pardon when you need it, and don’t fail to give pardon to others when they offend you.
For thy name's sake, O Lord, pardon mine iniquity; for it is great. -Psalm 25:11 KJV