Evildoers foster rebellion against God; the messenger of death will be sent against them.
Rebellion is resistance or defiance of authority. God equates rebellion the same as the breaking of any of the Ten Commandments. The punishment is death.
But God is gracious and forgiving towards those who repent.
And he said, Who are you, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom you persecute: it is hard for you to kick against the pricks.
Paul was rebelling against the authority of Jesus and by persecuting those Jesus loved he was persecuting Jesus.
Blessed is the one whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered. Blessed is the one whose sin the LORD does not count against them and in whose spirit is no deceit.
Blessed are those who freely confess all their sins, without dissembling, which are truly sorry for, and sincerely hates them, and turns from sin to God with all their heart.
We must admit our sins to God if our relationship with Him is to be restored completely.
We cannot go before him and plead our innocence, but we may go before him with the feeling of conscious sincerity and honesty in making confession of our guilt.
“I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake, and remembers your sins no more.