Sorry about the childish-sounding title of this piece, but I have used the term to expound upon a few points.
The word "oopsies" used above clearly is an utterance applied to someone who has spilled or broken something, injured themselves, or something along those lines.
Let me use a totally-different word conveying what I think is an entirely opposite attitude intended to cause a completely different response.
Instead of exclaiming: "Oopsies!" or "Oopsy!" - how about rather declaring the word: "Shame!" or - similarly: "Shame on you!"
Second Samuel 19:5 Then Joab came into the house to the king, and said, "You have today covered with shame the faces of all your servants, who have this day saved your life, and the lives of your sons and your daughters, and the lives of your wives and your concubines
Ezra 9:7 From the days of our fathers to this day we have been in great guilt; and for our iniquities we, our kings, and our priests have been given into the hand of the kings of the lands, to the sword, to captivity, to plundering, and to utter shame, as at this day.
Nehemiah 1:3 And they said to me, "The survivors there in the province who escaped exile are in great trouble and shame; the wall of Jerusalem is broken down, and its gates are destroyed by fire."
Job 8:22 Those who hate you will be clothed with shame, and the tent of the wicked will be no more."
Job 11:3 Should your babble silence men, and when you mock, shall no one shame you?
Job 36:14 They die in youth, and their life ends in shame.
Psalm 4:2 Oh men, how long shall my honor suffer shame? How long will you love vain words, and seek after lies?
Ps 6:10 All my enemies shall be ashamed and sorely troubled; they shall turn back, and be put to shame in a moment.
Ps 25:2 Oh my God, in you I trust, let me not be put to shame; let not my enemies exult over me.
Ps 25:3 Yes, let none that wait for you be put to shame; let them be ashamed who are wantonly treacherous.
Ps 25:20 Oh guard my life, and deliver me; let me not be put to shame, for I take refuge in you.
Ps 31:1 To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. In you, LORD, do I seek refuge; let me never be put to shame; in your righteousness deliver me!
Ps 31:17 Let me not be put to shame, LORD, for I call on you; let the wicked be put to shame, let them go dumbfounded to Sheol.
Ps 35:4 Let them be put to shame and dishonor who seek after my life! Let them be turned back and confounded who devise evil against me!
Ps 35:26 Let them be put to shame and confusion altogether who rejoice at my calamity! Let them be clothed with shame and dishonor who magnify themselves against me!
Ps 37:19 they are not put to shame in evil times, in the days of famine they have abundance.
Ps 40:14 Let them be put to shame and confusion altogether who seek to snatch away my life; let them be turned back and brought to dishonor who desire my hurt!
Ps 40:15 Let them be appalled because of their shame who say to me, "Aha, Aha!"
Ps 44:15 All day long my disgrace is before me, and shame has covered my face
Ps 53:5 There they are, in great terror, in terror such as has not been! For God will scatter the bones of the ungodly; they will be put to shame, for God has rejected them.
Ps 57:3 He will send from heaven and save me, He will put to shame those who trample upon me. God will send forth His steadfast love and his faithfulness!
Ps 69:6 Let not those who hope in thee be put to shame through me, Lord GOD of hosts; let not those who seek you be brought to dishonor through me, God of Israel.
Ps 69:7 For it is for your sake that I have borne reproach, that shame has covered my face.
Ps 69:19 You know my reproach, and my shame and my dishonor; my foes are all known to you.
Ps 71:13 May my accusers be put to shame and consumed; with scorn and disgrace may they be covered who seek my harm.
Ps 71:24 And my tongue will talk of your righteous help all the day long, for they have been put to shame and disgraced who sought to do me harm.
Ps 74:21 Let not the downtrodden be put to shame; let the poor and needy praise your name.
Ps 78:66 And He put His adversaries to rout; He put them to everlasting shame.
Ps 83:16 Fill their faces with shame, that they may seek your name, LORD.
Ps 83:17 Let them be put to shame and dismayed forever; let them perish in disgrace.
Ps 86:17 Show me a sign of your favor, that those who hate me may see and be put to shame because you, LORD, have helped me and comforted me.
Ps 89:45 You have cut short the days of his youth; you have covered him with shame.
Ps 97:7 All worshipers of images are put to shame, who make their boast in worthless idols; all gods bow down before Him.
Ps 109:28 Let them curse, but do thou bless! Let my assailants be put to shame; may your servant be glad!
Ps 109:29 May my accusers be clothed with dishonor; may they be wrapped in their own shame as in a mantle!
Ps 119:6 Then I shall not be put to shame, having my eyes fixed on all Your commandments.
Ps 119:31 I cleave to your testimonies, LORD; let me not be put to shame!
Ps 119:46 I will also speak of your testimonies before kings, and shall not be put to shame;
Ps 119:78 Let the godless be put to shame, because they have subverted me with guile; as for me, I will meditate on your precepts.
Ps 119:80 May my heart be blameless in your statutes, that I may not be put to shame!
Ps 119:116 Uphold me according to your promise, that I may live, and let me not be put to shame in my hope!
Ps 129:5 May all who hate Zion be put to shame and turned backward!
Proverbs 9:13 A foolish woman is noisy; she is wanton and knows no shame.
Pr 10:5 A son who gathers in summer is prudent, but a son who sleeps in harvest brings shame.
Pr 12:4 A good wife is the crown of her husband, but she who brings shame is like rottenness in his bones.
Pr 18:13 If one gives answer before he hears, it is his folly and shame.
Pr 19:26 He who does violence to his father and chases away his mother is a son who causes shame and brings reproach.
Pr 25:8 Do not hastily bring into court; for what will you do in the end, when your neighbor puts you to shame?
Pr 25:10 lest he who hears you bring shame upon you, and your ill repute have no end.
Pr 29:15 The rod and reproof give wisdom, but a child left to himself brings shame to his mother.
Isaiah 3:24 Instead of perfume there will be rottenness; and instead of a girdle, a rope; and instead of well-set hair, baldness; and instead of a rich robe, a girding of sackcloth; instead of beauty, shame.
Isa 20:4 so shall the king of Assyria lead away the Egyptians captives and the Ethiopians exiles, both the young and the old, naked and barefoot, with buttocks uncovered, to the shame of Egypt.
Isa 22:18 and whirl you round and round, and throw you like a ball into a wide land; there you shall die, and there shall be your splendid chariots, you shame of your master's house.
Isa 30:3 Therefore shall the protection of Pharaoh turn to your shame, and the shelter in the shadow of Egypt to your humiliation.
Isa 30:5 every one comes to shame through a people that cannot profit them, that brings neither help nor profit, but shame and disgrace."
Isa 41:11 Hey, all who are incensed against you shall be put to shame and confounded; those who strive against you shall be as nothing and shall perish.
Isa 42:17 They shall be turned back and utterly put to shame, who trust in graven images, who say to molten images, "You are our gods."
Isa 44:9 All who make idols are nothing, and the things they delight in do not profit; their witnesses neither see nor know, that they may be put to shame.
Isa 44:11 Hey, all his fellows shall be put to shame, and the craftsmen are but men; let them all assemble, let them stand forth, they shall be terrified, they shall be put to shame together.
Isa 45:16 All of them are put to shame and confounded, the makers of idols go in confusion together.
Isa 45:17 But Israel is saved by the LORD with everlasting salvation; you shall not be put to shame or confounded to all eternity.
Isa 47:2 strip off your robe, uncover your legs, pass through the rivers;
Isa 47:3 Your nakedness shall be uncovered, and your shame shall be seen. I will take vengeance, and I will spare no man.
Isa 49:23 Kings shall be your foster fathers, and their queens your nursing mothers. With their faces to the ground they shall bow down to you, and lick the dust of your feet. Then you will know that I am the LORD; those who wait for me shall not be put to shame."
Isa 50:6 I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to those who pulled out the beard; I hid not my face from shame and spitting.
Isa 50:7 For the Lord GOD helps me; therefore I have not been confounded; therefore I have set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be put to shame;
Isa 54:4 Fear not, for you will not be ashamed; be not confounded, for you will not be put to shame; for you will forget the shame of your youth, and the reproach of your widowhood you will remember no more.
Isa 61:7 Instead of your shame you shall have a double portion, instead of dishonor you shall rejoice in your lot; therefore in your land you shall possess a double portion; yours shall be everlasting joy.
Isa 65:13 Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: "Hey, my servants shall eat, but you shall be hungry; hey, my servants shall drink, but you shall be thirsty; hey, my servants shall rejoice, but you shall be put to shame;
Isa 66:5 Hear the word of the LORD, you who tremble at his word: "Your brethren who hate you and throw you out for my name's sake have said, 'Let the LORD be glorified, that we may see your joy'; but it is they who shall be put to shame.
Jeremiah 2:36 How lightly you gad about, changing your way! You shall be put to shame by Egypt as you were put to shame by Assyria.
Jer 3:25 Let us lie down in our shame, and let our dishonor cover us; for we have sinned against the LORD our God, we and our fathers, from our youth even to this day; and we have not obeyed the voice of the LORD our God.
Jer 8:9 The wise men shall be put to shame, they shall be dismayed and taken; wow, they have rejected the word of the LORD, and what wisdom is in them?
Jer 10:14 Every man is stupid and without knowledge; every goldsmith is put to shame by his idols; for his images are false, and there is no breath in them.
Jer 11:13 For your gods have become as many as your cities, Judah; and as many as the streets of Jerusalem are the altars you have set up to shame, altars to burn incense to Baal.
Jer 13:26 I myself will lift up your skirts over your face, and your shame will be seen.
Jer 17:13 Oh LORD, the hope of Israel, all who reject you shall be put to shame; those who turn away from you shall be written in the earth, for they have forsaken the LORD, the fountain of living water.
Jer 20:18 Why did I come forth from the womb to see labor and sorrow, and spend my days in shame?
Jer 23:40 And I will bring upon you everlasting reproach and perpetual shame, which shall not be forgotten.'"
Jer 46:12 The nations have heard of your shame, and the earth is full of your cry; for warrior has stumbled against warrior; they have both fallen together."
Jer 46:24 The daughter of Egypt shall be put to shame, she shall be delivered into the hand of a people from the north."
Jer 48:1 Concerning Moab. Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: "Woe to Nebo, for it is laid waste! Kiriathaim is put to shame, it is taken; the fortress is put to shame and broken down;
Jer 48:20 Moab is put to shame, for it is broken; wail and cry! Tell it by the Arnon, that Moab is laid waste.
Jer 48:39 How it is broken! How they wail! How Moab has turned his back in shame! So Moab has become a derision and a horror to all that are round about him."
Jer 50:2 Declare among the nations and proclaim, set up a banner and proclaim, conceal it not, and say: "Babylon is taken, Bel is put to shame, Merodach is dismayed. Her images are put to shame, her idols are dismayed."
Jer 51:17 Every man is stupid and without knowledge; every goldsmith is put to shame by his idols; for his images are false, and there is no breath in them.
Jer 51:47 "Therefore, hey, the days are coming when I will punish the images of Babylon; her whole land shall be put to shame, and all her slain shall fall in the midst of her.
Jer 51:47 "Therefore, hey, the days are coming when I will punish the images of Babylon; her whole land shall be put to shame, and all her slain shall fall in the midst of her.
Jer 51:51 'We are put to shame, for we have heard reproach; dishonor has covered our face, for aliens have come into the holy places of the LORD's house.'
Ezekiel 7:18 They dress themselves with sackcloth, and horror covers them; shame is upon all faces, and baldness on all their heads.
Eze 16:36 Thus says the Lord GOD, "Because your shame was laid bare and your nakedness uncovered in your harlotries with your lovers, and because of all your idols, and because of the blood of your children that you gave to them . . .
Eze 16:63 that you may remember and be confounded, and never open your mouth again because of your shame, when I forgive you all that you have done, says the Lord GOD."
Eze 32:24 "Elam is there, and all her multitude about her grave; all of them slain, fallen by the sword, who went down uncircumcised into the nether world, who spread terror in the land of the living, and they bear their shame with those who go down to the Pit.
Eze 32:25 They have made her a bed among the slain with all her multitude, their graves round about her, all of them uncircumcised, slain by the sword; for terror of them was spread in the land of the living, and they bear their shame with those who go down to the Pit; they are placed among the slain.
Eze 32:30 The princes of the north are there, all of them, and all the Sidonians, who have gone down in shame with the slain, for all the terror which they caused by their might; they lie uncircumcised with those who are slain by the sword, and bear their shame with those who go down to the Pit.
Eze 39:26 They shall forget their shame, and all the treachery they have practiced against me, when they dwell securely in their land with none to make them afraid
Eze 44:13 They shall not come near to me, to serve me as priest, nor come near any of my sacred things and the things that are most sacred; but they shall bear their shame, because of the abominations which they have committed.
Daniel 12:2 And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.
Hosea 4:7 The more they increased, the more they sinned against me; I will change their glory into shame.
Hosea 4:18 A band of drunkards, they give themselves to harlotry; they love shame more than their glory.
Hosea 10:6 Yes, the thing itself shall be carried to Assyria, as tribute to the great king. Ephraim shall be put to shame, and Israel shall be ashamed of his idol.
Joel 2:26 "You shall eat in plenty and be satisfied, and praise the name of the LORD your God, who has dealt wondrously with you. And my people shall never again be put to shame.
Joel 2:27 You shall know that I am in the midst of Israel, and that I, the LORD, am your God and there is none else. And my people shall never again be put to shame.
Obadiah 1:10 For the violence done to your brother Jacob, shame shall cover you, and you shall be cut off for ever.
Micah 1:11 Pass on your way, inhabitants of Shaphir, in nakedness and shame; the inhabitants of Zaanan do not come forth; the wailing of Bethezel shall take away from you its standing place.
Micah 3:7 the seers shall be disgraced, and the diviners put to shame; they shall all cover their lips, for there is no answer from God.
Micah 7:10 Then my enemy will see, and shame will cover her who said to me, "Where is the LORD your God?" My eyes will gloat over her; now she will be trodden down like the mire of the streets.
Nahum 3:5 Hey, I am against you, says the LORD of hosts, and will lift up your skirts over your face; and I will let nations look on your nakedness and kingdoms on your shame.
Habakkuk 2:10 You have devised shame to your house by cutting off many peoples; you have forfeited your life.
Habakkuk 2:15 Woe to him who makes his neighbors drink of the cup of his wrath, and makes them drunk, to gaze on their shame!
Habakkuk 2:16 You will be sated with contempt instead of glory. Drink, yourself, and stagger! The cup in the LORD's right hand will come around to you, and shame will come upon your glory!
Zephaniah 3:5 The LORD within her is righteous, he does no wrong; every morning He shows forth his justice, each dawn He does not fail; but the injust knows no shame.
Zephaniah 3:11 On that day you shall not be put to shame because of the works by which you have rebelled against me; for then I will remove from your midst your proudly exultant ones, and you shall no longer be haughty in my holy mountain.
Zephaniah 3:19 Hey, at that time I will deal with all your oppressors. And I will save the lame and gather the outcast, and I will change their shame into praise and renown in all the earth.
Matthew 1:19 and her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly.
Luke 13:17 As he said this, all His adversaries were put to shame; and all the people rejoiced at all the glorious things that were done by Him.
Luke 14:9 and he who invited you both will come and say to you, 'Give place to this man,' and then you will begin with shame to take the lowest place.
Romans 9:33 as it is written, "Hey, I am laying in Zion a stone that will make men stumble, a rock that will make them fall; and he who believes in him will not be put to shame."
Romans 10:11 The scripture says, "No one who believes in Him will be put to shame."
First Corinthians 1:27 but God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise, God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong
First Corinthians 6:5 I say this to your shame. Can it be that there is no man among you wise enough to decide between members of the brotherhood
First Corinthians 15:34 Come to your right mind, and sin no more. For some have no knowledge of God. I say this to your shame.
Second Corinthians 7:14 For if I have expressed to him some pride in you, I was not put to shame; but just as everything we said to you was true, so our boasting before Titus has proved true.
Second Corinthians 10:8 For even if I boast a little too much of our authority, which the Lord gave for building you up and not for destroying you, I shall not be put to shame.
Second Corinthians 11:21 To my shame, I must say, we were too weak for that! But whatever any one dares to boast of--I am speaking as a fool--I also dare to boast of that.
Ephesians 5:12 For it is a shame even to speak of the things that they do in secret
Philippians 3:19 Their end is destruction, their god is the belly, and they glory in their shame, with minds set on earthly things.
Titus 2:8 and sound speech that cannot be censured, so that an opponent may be put to shame, having nothing evil to say of us.
Hebrews 12:2 looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.
First Peter 2:6 For it stands in scripture: "Hey, I am laying in Zion a stone, a cornerstone chosen and precious, and he who believes in him will not be put to shame."
First Peter 3:16 and keep your conscience clear, so that, when you are abused, those who revile your good behavior in Christ may be put to shame.
First John 2:28 And now, little children, stay in Him, so that when He appears we may have confidence and not shrink from Him in shame at His coming.
Jude 1:13 wild waves of the sea, casting up the foam of their own shame; wandering stars for whom the nether gloom of darkness has been reserved forever.
Revelation 3:18 Therefore I counsel you to buy from me gold refined by fire, that you may be rich, and white garments to clothe you and to keep the shame of your nakedness from being seen, and salve to anoint your eyes, that you may see.
Of course, more brutal and vulgar expletives could be spoken in place of that which (for whatever intention) despises or condemns the one who did what some call "doing something wrong" or "stupid" - instead of merely excusing that same one by saying that they did something "creative" or "different" or "unusual."
To err is human; to forgive is divine the axiom goes. By saying that, the implication and inference is that doing what should not have been done, or doing what one should not continue to do . . . is always to be pardoned, is to be expected, is to not expect too much of someone nor to expect perfection, even some of the time but assuredly all the time.
But, what types of mistakes or errors committed (and obviously not "performed") by humans are to be expected or tolerated? How frequently are they to be expected or tolerated? How severe can they be before the limits of patience and forgiveness are reached?
Scripture does indicate that certain errors done by humans should be eventually and kindly exposed with proclaimed correction in a spirit of courtesy, politeness, and gentleness.
First Corinthians 4:21 What do you wish? Shall I come to you with a rod, or with love in a spirit of gentleness?
Galatians 6:1 Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Look to yourself, lest you too be tempted.
On the other hand, the Bible also indicates times and situations and types of wrongs which deserve immediate and perhaps even sharp and forceful critique.
Titus 1:13 This testimony is true. Therefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith
And what about guilt? Is it helpful to cause a person to feel guilty? Is it effective to convince them to actually believe that they did something wrong, and is it useful to get them to never again do the wrong thing they did or stop doing what they should not do?
Genesis 26:10 Abimelech said, "What is this you have done to us? One of the people might easily have lain with your wife, and you would have brought guilt upon us."
Deuteronomy 21:8 Forgive, Oh LORD, thy people Israel, whom you have redeemed, and set not the guilt of innocent blood in the midst of your people Israel; but let the guilt of blood be forgiven them.'
De 21:9 So you shall purge the guilt of innocent blood from your midst, when you do what is right in the sight of the LORD.
De 22:8 When you build a new house, you shall make a parapet for your roof, that you may not bring the guilt of blood upon your house, if any one fall from it.
De 24:4 then her former husband, who sent her away, may not take her again to be his wife, after she has been defiled; for that is an abomination before the LORD, and you shall not bring guilt upon the land which the LORD your God gives you for an inheritance.
First Samuel 14:41 Therefore Saul said, "Oh LORD God of Israel, why have you not answered your servant this day? If this guilt is in me or in Jonathan my son, Oh LORD, God of Israel, give Urim; but if this guilt is in your people Israel, give Thummim." And Jonathan and Saul were taken, but the people escaped.
1Sa 20:1 Then David fled from Naioth in Ramah, and came and said before Jonathan, "What have I done? What is my guilt? And what is my sin before your father, that he seeks my life?"
1Sa 20:8 Therefore deal kindly with your servant, for you have brought your servant into a sacred covenant with you. But if there is guilt in me, slay me yourself; for why should you bring me to your father?"
1Sa 25:24 She fell at his feet and said, "Upon me alone, my lord, be the guilt; please let your handmaid speak in your ears, and hear the words of your handmaid.
1Sa 26:18 And he said, "Why does my lord pursue after his servant? For what have I done? What guilt is on my hands?
Second Samuel 14:9 And the woman of Tekoa said to the king, "On me be the guilt, my lord the king, and on my father's house; let the king and his throne be guiltless."
2Sa 14:32 Absalom answered Joab, "Hey, I sent word to you, 'Come here, that I may send you to the king, to ask, "Why have I come from Geshur? It would be better for me to be there still." Now therefore let me go into the presence of the king; and if there is guilt in me, let him kill me.'"
2Sa 22:24 I was blameless before him, and I kept myself from guilt.
First Kings 2:31 The king replied to him, "Do as he has said, strike him down and bury him; and thus take away from me and from my father's house the guilt for the blood which Joab shed without cause.
Second Chronicles 19:10 whenever a case comes to you from your brethren who live in their cities, concerning bloodshed, law or commandment, statutes or ordinances, then you shall instruct them, that they may not incur guilt before the LORD and wrath may not come upon you and your brethren. Thus you shall do, and you will not incur guilt.
2Ch 24:18 And they rejected the house of the LORD, the God of their fathers, and served the Asherim and the idols. And wrath came upon Judah and Jerusalem for this their guilt.
2Ch 28:13 and said to them, "You shall not bring the captives in here, for you propose to bring upon us guilt against the LORD in addition to our present sins and guilt. For our guilt is already great, and there is fierce wrath against Israel."
2Ch 33:23 And he did not humble himself before the LORD, as Manasseh his father had humbled himself, but this Amon incurred guilt more and more.
Ezra 9:6 . . . "Oh my God, I am ashamed and blush to lift my face to thee, my God, for our iniquities have risen higher than our heads, and our guilt has mounted up to the heavens.
Ezr 9:7 From the days of our fathers to this day we have been in great guilt; and for our iniquities we, our kings, and our priests have been given into the hand of the kings of the lands, to the sword, to captivity, to plundering, and to utter shame, as at this day.
Ezr 9:13 And after all that has come upon us for our evil deeds and for our great guilt, seeing that you, our God, have punished us less than our iniquities deserved and have given us such a remnant as this
Ezr 9:15 Oh LORD the God of Israel, you are just, for we are left a remnant that has escaped, as at this day. Hey, we are before you in our guilt, for none can stand before you because of this."
Ezr 10:10 And Ezra the priest stood up and said to them, "You have trespassed and married foreign women, and so increased the guilt of Israel.
Ezr 10:19 They pledged themselves to put away their wives, and their guilt offering was a ram of the flock for their guilt.
Nehemiah 4:5 Do not cover their guilt, and let not their sin be blotted out from thy sight; for they have provoked you to anger before the builders.
Job 11:6 and that he would tell you the secrets of wisdom! For he is manifold in understanding. Know then that God exacts of you less than your guilt deserves.
Psalm 5:10 Make them bear their guilt, God; let them fall by their own counsels; because of their many transgressions cast them out, for they have rebelled against you.
Ps 18:23 I was blameless before Him, and I kept myself from guilt.
Ps 25:11 For your name's sake, LORD, pardon my guilt, for it is great.
Ps 32:5 I acknowledged my sin to you, and I did not hide my iniquity; I said, "I will confess my transgressions to the LORD"; then you did forgive the guilt of my sin.
Isaiah 6:7 And he touched my mouth, and said: "Hey, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away, and your sin forgiven."
Isa 14:21 Prepare slaughter for his sons because of the guilt of their fathers, lest they rise and possess the earth, and fill the face of the world with cities."
Isa 24:6 Therefore a curse devours the earth, and its residents suffer for their guilt; therefore the inhabitants of the earth are scorched, and few men are left.
Isa 27:9 Therefore by this the guilt of Jacob will be expiated, and this will be the full fruit of the removal of his sin: when he makes all the stones of the altars like chalkstones crushed to pieces, no Asherim or incense altars will remain standing.
Jeremiah 2:22 "Though you wash yourself with lye and use much soap, the stain of your guilt is still before me," says the Lord GOD.
Jer 3:13 "Only acknowledge your guilt, that you rebelled against the LORD your God and scattered your favors among strangers under every green tree, and that you have not obeyed my voice," says the LORD.
Jer 30:14 All your lovers have forgotten you; they care nothing for you; for I have dealt you the blow of an enemy, the punishment of a merciless foe, because your guilt is great, because your sins are flagrant.
Jer 30:15 Why do you cry out over your hurt? Your pain is incurable. Because your guilt is great, because your sins are flagrant, I have done these things to you.
Jer 32:18 . . . who shows continuous love to thousands, but does requite the guilt of fathers to their children after them, Oh great and mighty God, whose name is the LORD of hosts
Jer 33:8 I will cleanse them from all the guilt of their sin against me, and I will forgive all the guilt of their sin and rebellion against me.
Jer 51:5 For Israel and Judah have not been rejected by their God, the LORD of hosts; but the land of the Chaldeans is full of guilt against the Holy One of Israel.
Ezekiel 9:9 Then he said to me, "The guilt of the house of Israel and Judah is exceedingly great; the land is full of blood, and the city full of injustice; for they say, 'The LORD has rejected the land, and the LORD does not see.'
Eze 16:49 Hey, this was the guilt of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters had pride, surfeit of food, and prosperous ease, but did not aid the poor and needy.
Eze 21:23 But to them it will seem like a false divination; they have sworn solemn oaths; but He brings their guilt to remembrance, that they may be captured.
Eze 21:24 Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: "Because you have made your guilt to be remembered, in that your transgressions are uncovered, so that in all your doings your sins appear - because you have come to remembrance, you shall be taken in them."
Hosea 5:5 The pride of Israel testifies to his face; Ephraim shall stumble in his guilt
How many times have you or I prematurely turned our vehicle into the wrong lane only to discover, to our horror, that we were going head-on against one-way traffic? What was our reaction?
I know that mine was: "OH oh! I'd better get back to where I should be as soon as possible, before I'm reported to the police, and I hope that some cop did not see me do that!"
Plainly, there was fear! Great embarrassment! Dismay!
Was that a proper response? Whether it was or was not, that's what I experienced!
However, I did not slink down into the car seat with sobs of self-pitying remorse, weeping, and near-catatonic grief. I was overcome with paralyzing regret, nor do I think that I should have been.
The above-described reaction was based on the fact that I had innocently driven into the wrong lane out of non-watchful ignorance, but had I deliberately driven into the wrong lane out of rebellion and defiance, my reaction would not be fear but instead irrational egocentric insanity and foolhardy belligerence . . . which police who had perhaps "caught me in the act" would have taken into fair-and-just vengeful and rightfully-retaliatory consideration.
What was the motivation of Eve gullibly believing the half-lies of the deceptive Serpent in the Garden of Eden? Was she defiantly out to "give God the 3rd finger" and "thumb her nose" at the Lord? Or did she merely "want to try something different for variety" which looked like eating the fruit of the Forbidden Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil would be in various ways beneficial and profitable to her?
What is our motivation when we give in to enticing temptation? Is it our intention to maliciously "slap God in the face" by doing what He had commanded us to not do?
If we stole something from a close friend, and then saw him or her suffer in some way or ways because of it, would we not feel bad, and understandably so? If we were seduced by some foxy harlot and in one or more ways committed immorality with her, would we not feel regretful and grieved that we had cheated on our faithful and trusting spouse?
Genesis 6:6 And the LORD was sorry that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him to his heart.
First Samuel 15:35 And Samuel did not see Saul again until the day of his death, but Samuel grieved over Saul. And the LORD repented that he had made Saul king over Israel.
First Samuel 20:3 But David replied, "Your father knows well that I have found favor in your eyes; and he thinks, 'Let not Jonathan know this, lest he be grieved.' But truly, as the LORD lives and as your soul lives, there is but a step between me and death."
First Samuel 20:34 And Jonathan rose from the table in fierce anger and ate no food the second day of the month, for he was grieved for David, because his father had disgraced him.
Nehemiah 8:10 Then he said to them, "Go your way, eat the fat and drink sweet wine and send portions to him for whom nothing is prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord; and do not be grieved, for the joy of the LORD is your strength."
Nehemiah 8:11 So the Levites stilled all the people, saying, "Be quiet, for this day is holy; do not be grieved."
Job 30:25 Did not I weep for him whose day was hard? Was not my soul grieved for the poor?
Psalm 35:14 . . . as though I grieved for my friend or my brother; I went about as one who laments his mother, bowed down and in mourning.
Psalm 78:40 How often they rebelled against him in the wilderness and grieved him in the desert!
Isaiah 19:10 Those who are the pillars of the land will be crushed, and all who work for hire will be grieved.
Isaiah 54:6 "For the LORD has called you like a wife forsaken and grieved in spirit, like a wife of youth when she is cast off," says your God.
Isaiah 63:10 But they rebelled and grieved his holy Spirit; therefore He turned to be their enemy, and Himself fought against them.
Amos 6:6 . . . who drink wine in bowls, and anoint themselves with the finest oils, but are not grieved over the ruin of Joseph!
Mark 3:5 And He looked around at them with anger, grieved at their hardness of heart, and said to the man, "Stretch out your hand." He stretched it out, and his hand was restored.
John 21:17 He said to him the third time, "Simon, son of John, do you love me?" Peter was grieved because he said to him the third time, "Do you love me?" And he said to him, "Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you." Jesus said to him, "Feed my sheep.
Second Corinthians 7:8 For even if I made you sorry with my letter, I do not regret it (though I did regret it), for I see that that letter grieved you, though only for a while.
Second Corinthians 7:9 As it is, I rejoice, not because you were grieved, but because you were grieved into repenting; for you felt a godly grief, so that you suffered no loss through us.
Guilt occurring because of some incorrect or improper action or actions is a typical, frequent, and common response . . . and how guilt and even remorse is resolved is crucial not only for us personally, but for the ones we grieved, and especially for our Creator who is both watching and concerned about everything everyone does.
To blush has its benefits, and ones who do not blush because of wrongdoing are by definition wicked and evil.
Jeremiah 6:15 Were they ashamed when they committed abomination? No, they were not at all ashamed; they did not know how to blush. Therefore they shall fall among those who fall; at the time that I punish them, they shall be overthrown," says the LORD.
Jeremiah 8:12 Were they ashamed when they committed abomination? No, they were not at all ashamed; they did not know how to blush. Therefore they shall fall among the fallen; when I punish them, they shall be overthrown, says the LORD.
To define incorrect thinking, speech, and behavior as a mere "oopsy" or "mistake" when it pertains to Biblical commands of and from Holy Scripture is certainly not enough and quite out of place. In those cases, and as qualified by Holy Writ, the errors deserve the much more serious term: sin . . . something we all have done, do, and probably will do in the future.
Whatever the 'sin,' whatever type or frequency or severity, God's nature and requirement for his human creatures is absolute perfection 24/7 by them, and to compensate for Him imposing the Stumbling Blocks of the Tempting Serpent, the dangerous and lethal Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, and giving humans to Free Will to screw up (excuse me: sin), He provided His perfect Son Jesus to become the sacrificial atonement (relating to historical-fact fatal crucifixion) absolving the sins of His creatures who humbly and penitently believe that that is so.
WHY "humbly?" WHY "penitently?" Simply because:
(1) We acknowledge that our doing what was wrong, and not simply an "oopsie" (i.e. what He commanded us to not do) was indeed wrong, and we have the same feelings as we had accidently and ignorantly (though NOT deliberately!) driving into the wrong lane into head-on traffic (e.g. fear, embarrassment, dismay), and
(2) We fully intend to never again do the same stupid sin, nor anything like it, and
(3) We recognize that we cannot make up for our sin or sins by anything we have done, can do, or could do (other than believe God's saving Gospel of expiation for us).