◎ Self Forgiveness: Can you forgive yourself?
◎ In order to have forgiveness, there needs to be an offender and a victim.
◎ People who use this statement are really dealing with something, but this isn't a correct articulation or rendering of what one is working out.
◎ 2 Cor. 7.8-10 is a text that does speak to grief; worldly grief vs. godly grief.
◎ Godly grief produces life and worldly grief produces death.
◎ they need to move through worldly grief, over sin, to godly grief over sin to life and freedom.
◎ We cannot remove or renounce God’s judgment, and pronounce ourselves as judge….we need to humble ourselves and let God be God.
◎ It’s not self-forgiveness, but rather, receiving the full measure of grace that Christ accomplished on the cross.
◎ It's not self-forgiveness, but embracing God’s grace.
◎ Self-forgiveness is emotively based.
◎ The object of godly grief was not to alleviate the grief, but that it would produce something beautiful in a person, an effort to change one’s life.
- Piper Audio from DesiringGod
- Gospel Coalition Article
- Robert D. Jones Book - I can't forgive myself