Ever forgiving.. although it is difficult for us to be so forgiving at times; we must remember how God through Jesus forgave us. It wasn't easy for God to allow His best to die for us, yet it came to pass, and here we are today. Free from a debt that might have been ours to pay; a debt I believe as people should think about today through our actions with others.
I believe that God will always be in control...no matter how bad things may appear to us. I for one, have thought about my actions when I am hurt by someone or when I feel an injustice has been done to me or someone I love. It is my reaction that I need to be aware of, not the hurt or injustice. Do I forgive immediately? Or do I sit or stand and brood about it until I resent the person who did the injustice or hurtful thing?
In the Bible it says that we forgive not seven times but seventy-seven times seven, but do we?
To be forgiving means: Allowing for degree of imperfection: allowing for or coping well with a degree of imprecision, lack of skill, or other imperfection. Do we allow for those imperfections? Or do we find reasons to condemn and get upset over small things, or things that others may have no control over?
I believe that Jesus died for ALL of us, the whole entire world, is it was back then- to the world we live today. His death should make us stop and think about how we think towards one another and act towards one another.
Before His death; He spoke of love for God, God's Word, and about forgiveness. If we treat each other unforgiving- won't our Heavenly Father treat us the same?
I believe that God loves everyone of us... from the poorest of the poor- to the richest of the rich, but more over for those who are lost without guidance... those who haven't reached out to Him yet. When Jesus said we shoud forgive.. It means just that, forgive, overlook the imperfections in them for not one of us is perfect except Jesus, Son of the Living God.
It is the that Jesus is so forgiving to- our imperfections and weakness when it comes to sin. It is the action of the sin that gets us in trouble. Whether or not it was done deliberately.. it is the sin that hurts us in the long run, thus needing to repent. For God knows all that we do, think, and say. It is our choice that we make that will either keep us in good standing or have us stumble along the way.
To be truly forgiving we need to forget about offenses, hurts, injustices and move on, never to bring them up again, as Jesus would want us to. It isn't easy... but when you accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior in your heart and with Gods almighty help... WE CAN.
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