Forgive and you will be forgiven


Don’t waste time onto anger toward someone who has done against you. Forgive that person today. God knows our situation and He has still called us to forgive, no matter the circumstances. Nobody is perfect, everyone needs to be forgiven. Do not stand in the way of your own relationship with God by denying forgiveness to someone else.

Yes! Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, because hate in your heart will devour you too. We should learn to FORGIVE. We don’t have to like them, we do not have to be friends with them, and we do not have to send them hearts in text messages or give them kiss when we see them, but we have  to overlook, to forget, to forgive them through  prayer. Because if we don’t we are tying rocks to our feet, too much for our shoulders to carry.

Not to forgive is to be imprisoned by the past, by old grievances that do not permit life to proceed with your new existence. Not to forgive is to yield oneself to another’s control, to be locked into a sequence of act and response, of outrage and revenge, and escalating always. The present is endlessly overwhelmed and devoured by the past. Forgiveness frees the forgiver. It extracts the forgiver from someone else’s nightmare.

The willingness to forgive is a sign of spiritual and emotional maturity. It is one of the great virtues to which we all should aspire. Imagine a world occupied with individuals willing both to apologize and to accept an apology, is there any problem that could not be solved among people who possessed the humility and largeness of spirit and soul to do either or both when needed? Repent, then, forgive so that you will be forgiven. It may not change how you feel about what they did, but it will change you.  Forgiveness frees the forgiver! 

Whenever I’m upset , I read passages that offer biblical guidance on forgiveness and how important it is to forgive others as we have been forgiven by the blood of Christ. Here they are, I will share ‘em with you too.

1 John 1:9

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

Isaiah 43:25-26

“I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake, and remembers your sins no more.  Review the past for me, let us argue the matter together; state the case for your innocence.

Isaiah 1:18

“Come now, let us reason together,” says the LORD. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.

Acts 3:19

Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord.

2 Corinthians 5:17

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!

Hebrews 10:17

Then he adds: “Their sins and lawless acts I will remember no more.”

Ephesians 1:7

In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace.

Colossians 1:13-14

For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves,  in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

Daniel 9:9

The Lord our God is merciful and forgiving, even though we have rebelled against him.

Matthew 6:9-15

“This, then, is how you should pray: ” ‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,  your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.  Give us today our daily bread.  Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.  And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. ‘  For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.  But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.

Matthew 26:28

This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.

Mark 11:25

And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins. “

Numbers 14:19-21

In accordance with your great love, forgive the sin of these people, just as you have pardoned them from the time they left Egypt until now.”  The LORD replied, “I have forgiven them, as you asked.  Nevertheless, as surely as I live and as surely as the glory of the LORD fills the whole earth.

Colossians 1:13-14

For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves,  in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

Psalm 103:12

as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.
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