and done what is evil in your sight,
so that you may be justified in your words
and blameless in your judgment.
Psalm 51:4 ESV
Against thee, thee only have I sinned. In fact, it is only thus that the sinfulness of my sin, as against my fellows can be truly realized. If I look upon it merely as a wrong done to my neighbor, I am but too ready to apologize for it. I can explain it away, or offer some sort of restitution and satisfaction. I can palliate my conduct, or I can make amends for it. But any sin is against thee! "Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?" (Acts 22:7)
Taken from the book The Prayer of a Broken Heart: Expository Discourses on Psalm 51
by Robert Candlish 1873