Whatever sin one commits, does so against God although directed toward another individual. God made a distinction between acts of righteousness and wickedness. He is the lawgiver and judge. However, to be clear, one is righteous not by works but in Christ. Everyone has to give an account before God. If God forgives us, then He expects us to forgive others. We show forgiveness by taking the next step of comforting. Do not be ignorant nor give the devil any place.