Friday, October 31, 2014
Forgive To Be Forgiven
Matthew 6:12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
When we hurt another’s feelings, we quickly expect forgiveness; but if the tables are turned, we become the brother/sister easily not won over to forgiveness after offense, (Proverbs 18:19a A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city). Peter ask Jesus, Lord how many times am I to forgive my brother, (Matthew 18:21). Jesus response to him was of innumerable times, (Matthew 18:22c Until seventy times seven). If we want to be forgiven for our debts, then we must first forgive others for their trespasses, (Matthew 18:35 So likewise shall my Heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses). If God is able to send His only Son, Jesus to die on the cross for our sins, and we be forgiven at salvation, washed in the blood of the Lamb, clothed in His righteousness and stand before God as though we have never sinned. Then we as believers should be able to forgive others and see the best in them; because even when we we lost sinners, God seen the best in us.
Heavenly Father thank You for my forgiveness, I am thankful for my Savior. I praise You Lord that even as a lost sinner in the world, You sought me out to be forgiven because You seen the good in me. I pray to have a heart of Christ and forgive those who come against me, in Jesus name, Amen