Thursday, June 29, 2006
Having the ability to forgive someone is sometimes hard to do. We will sometimes allow ourselves to keep bringing up those things which we say we have forgiven. Jesus has told us through His Word that we must forgive others that have sinned against us. We must let go of those things and find forgiveness in our hearts. If we keep bringing those things up which has angered us it only opens the door for the devil to come in. Hate and anger is like a cancer that will grow inside of us if we cannot find a way to forgive. The way to find forgiveness is through Jesus Christ. Just look at the price He paid in order for us to be forgiven by the Father, our God in heaven. We did not deserved forgiveness from God as we may feel some here do not deserve forgiveness from us. But it is by the grace of God that we are forgiven through Jesus Christ and we also must find forgiveness for others.
Matthew 6:14-15, 18:21-22,35
14: For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:
15: But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
21: Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times?
22: Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.
35: So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.
31: Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:
32: And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.
13: Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.