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When is it necessary to ask forgiveness for wrongs committed against another person?

God gets to make the rules and His rules on His forgiveness differ greatly from ours. When dealing with God, use His rules; when dealing with other humans, consult God’s Word for guidelines. One important point is to trust Christ through you to do the forgiving as He’s the Expert Forgiver.

Trust the Holy Spirit, your Guide and Teacher, to show you when it’s necessary to ask another human for forgiveness. One place to not do so is in a case where you’ve been embracing a secret, covert sin against someone who has no earthly idea that you’ve been doing so. You go up to him/her and say, “Gee, I’m so sorry that I always thought of you as a jerk. Will you forgive me?” and his teeth will fall out.