Archive for the ‘ Forgiveness ’ Category

VerseD: Ephesians 4:32

Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.
Ephesians 4:32, ESV

Christ is our example: if He can forgive we who gave Him the death penalty and spray in His face, how much should we love those around us, especially other Christians? It is the least we can do, by His power.

VerseD: Psalm 147:3

He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
Psalm 147:3, ESV

This world is full of things and people that hurt and mistreat us, but God grants us peace of mind and forgiveness with the hope of freedom from all suffering in eternity.

VerseD: 1 Peter 4:8

Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.
1 Peter 4:8, ESV

It is easy to forgive when you view everyone as a dearly loved brother or sister made in the image of God and possibly washed in the blood of Christ.

VerseD: 1 John 1:9

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
1 John 1:9, ESV

Both as Christians and not, we continue to sin. It is in our nature until Christ returns.
But, by Christ’s sacrifice and resurrection, all our sins – past, present, and future – are forgiven if we trust Him, confess, and repent.

VerseD: Matthew 6:14

For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you
Matthew 6:14, ESV

Refusing to forgive others may show that you are not saved.
The forgiven person desires to share God’s grace with others.

VerseD: Romans 4:7

“Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven, and whose sins are covered”
Romans 4:7, ESV

What greater joy can there be than to know you deserved destruction but were given forgiveness and grace.

VerseD: Psalm 30:5

For his anger is but for a moment, and his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning.
Psalm 30:5, ESV

Our sin is an utter offense to God, understandably made angry by it.

Yet, through the work of Christ, our gracious God forgives us and lifts us up.

VerseD: Micah 7:18

Who is a God like you, pardoning iniquity and passing over transgression for the remnant of his inheritance? He does not retain his anger forever, because he delights in steadfast love.
Micah 7:18, ESV

God overlooked ignorance of sin for thousands of years. He removes our sin now.

Why?

Because He delighted to come to us, to sacrifice Himself, so that, when we believe in this, He lavishes His love, grace, and forgiveness on us.

VerseD: Matthew 6:14

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.
Matthew 6:14-15, ESV

A sign of repentance and a new heart is how we treat others. If we are unable to forgive others, have we truly found forgiveness ourselves?

VerseD: Luke 6:38

“give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.”
Luke 6:38 ESV

God’s grace and joy will flow over you as you forgive, show grace, and generally love on others.