We so quickly easily forget our identity as God’s beloved children. This is a problem the world has created, and we too easily believe the lie that there is something wrong with us. We need to realize that God loves all he has created. If he loves me, why should I hate me?
Jesus paints a picture of a righteous man who just doesn’t understand the ways of the Lord. We can too easily become like this man. Our sin offends God, like everyone else’s sin offends God, so we need to cry out for mercy.