Some of my hardest but best moments in relationships are wrapped together. They come when I wrong someone and then seek to make things right. In my marriage, the best moments are often when I let my guard down, admit my wrongdoing, and repent. The same is true when I wrong a coworker and try to right things. There’s something really good in admitting wrongdoing and seeking to repair a relationship.
Leviticus 6:1-7 reveals that we never sin in an isolated environment. Our trespasses are connected to God and people. What you do behind the door of your home affects other aspects of your life. With this in mind, God taught Israel to seek a healthy approach in making amends with others. This comes as we follow the call to clean up the mess we’ve made for our neighbor.
Retracing our steps with sin is a tricky thing. Some of us live with a lot of guilt toward our past. And while we can’t make everything right, we can begin to make things right (to the best of our ability) when we’ve wronged someone. We need Jesus-followers who will astound us with a strong sense of moral accountability toward their neighbor, always seeking to make amends.