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Forgive And Forget

“For if you forgive others their transgressions, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others, then your Father will not forgive your transgressions.” Matthew 6:14-15 (NASB)
Forgiveness seems to work by a variation of the Golden Rule: “In everything, therefore, treat other people the same way you want them to treat you” (Matt. 7:12). It is appropriate to practice forgiveness, so that those you forgive will in turn be gracious with you when you do them wrong. But our greater concern is not the forgiveness of man, but the forgiveness of our heavenly Father. We “do unto others” as we would have God do unto us.
Jesus’ warning is clear. We who refuse to forgive others jeopardize our status with God. To refuse to forgive after we have been forgiven of so much is a slap in the face of Almighty God. It suggests a lack of appreciation for what God has done, perhaps even an insincerity in our appeal for mercy. We dare not be cheap with a grace that cost God so much.

Comments on: "Forgive And Forget" (2)

  1. jaccornero said:

    Amen.!

  2. The True Light! said:

    Amen to the entire post, but especially the closing sentence!

    Steve

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