For our final apology (though I'd be interested in adding to this series when future apologies are made known), I'm going to examine the apology of David. It's quite a contrast from that of Saul. We know the story, David was guilty of adultery and, essentially, murder. The prophet Nathan confronted him through parable and David's great sin was exposed. Here's his apology/repentance:
"I have sinned against the LORD."
- Short and to the point
- Strong language (sin)
- Accepted consequences
Next post, I will gather all the data from these examples of apology and develop a list showing the marks of a good or bad apology.