Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Why should I forgive someone who keeps doing wrong to me and my family?

You may have seen the bumper sticker that says "Christians aren't perfect, just forgiven". The truth is, that without forgiveness of our sins, we would spend eternity in hell. It is because of the forgiveness of God, given by Jesus because of His death on the cross that we may have a home in heaven. What a wonderful reality. Now in comparison to that wonderful forgiveness of all our sins, past, present and future, what a small matter to consider our forgiveness of the wrong that others do unto us. It is like the difference in being forgiven a one million dollar debt and forgiving a one dollar debt. Jesus states in Luke 17:4 "if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him." The number of times to forgive someone is not as important as it is to cultivate a forgiving disposition. It is so important that we understand the forgiveness that God has extended to us should also be given to others by us in our relation to them. Paul states it so clearly "And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you." (Ephesians 4:32)

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