This month, I’ll be talking about forgiveness. That’s a big word, but we’ll define it as “deciding that someone who has wronged you doesn’t have to pay”.
We need to remember a couple of things:
1. No one is perfect. Romans 3;23 says that all have sinned (disobeyed God) and fall short of the glory of God. Everyone needs to be forgiven…. even you…. even me.
2. Matthew 6:14-15 (ESV) says, “For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.” A trespass is when someone does something wrong to you. We need to forgive others when they do that, just like Jesus did for us. When we really believe, and know, that God forgave us; it becomes so much easier to forgive others.
How about you? Do you truly know God’s forgiveness? Can you forgive others, or do you let the seed of anger grow?