6174 guilt, human aspects of

6174 guilt, human aspects of

Scripture affirms that all are guilty in the sight of God, and explores the various ways in which guilt affects human life, before offering forgiveness of guilt through the death of Jesus Christ.

Human awareness of guilt

Ps 51:3-5 See also Ge 42:21; Ps 32:1-4; Jn 8:3-11; Heb 9:9; 1Jn 3:19-20

Human beings are held responsible for their guilt

Lev 5:17 See also Isa 24:5-6; Eze 18:19-20; Hos 10:1-2; Hos 13:16; Mt 12:35-36; Ro 14:12; 2Co 5:10; Rev 20:12

Guilt defiles human life

Isa 59:1-3 See also Ps 51:1-7; Jer 2:22; Heb 10:22

Human experience of guilt

Feelings of guilt in general Heb 10:1-2 See also 2Sa 24:10 pp 1Ch 21:8; 2Co 7:10; Heb 10:22; 1Jn 3:19-20

Guilt produces feelings of anguish and despair Mt 27:3-5 See also Ezr 9:1-7; Ezr 10:1; Ps 40:11-12; Pr 28:17; La 1:20

Guilt produces feelings of shame and disgrace Ezr 9:6 See also Jer 23:38-40

Guilt produces feelings of fear and terror Isa 6:1-7 See also Ge 3:8-10; Isa 33:14

Guilt produces feelings of unworthiness Lk 15:21 See also Ezr 9:13-15; Ps 51:11 The fear of being cast out of God’s presence is the result of the psalmist’s sense of guilt; Lk 5:8; 1Co 15:9

See also

5009conscience
5277criminals
5831depression
5843embarrassment
5947shame
5970unhappiness
6024sin, effects of
6115blame
6163faults
6632conviction
6740returning to God
8754fear