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Two things l believe, two characteristics.
We need to repent quickly and forgive quickly. If we can do that, we will always be in good relationship with God. Forgiveness is key to our walk with God. Unforgiveness, after being forgiven by God, is having an ungrateful attitude for the forgiveness shown by God.
Forgiveness of others is commanded by God as a prerequisite to receiving His forgiveness for ourselves (Matthew 6:14-15 NLT). If you forgive those who sin against you, your heavenly Father will forgive you. But if you refuse to forgive others, your Father will not forgive your sins. We cannot be forgiven if we choose to be unforgiving.
Forgiving helps us physically and spiritually, as well as mentally. Forgiveness is a choice we make each day. We must learn, practice forgiveness. If God can forgive us, we can forgive others. If we don’t, it is as if we are drinking poison and expecting someone else to die from it. Forgiveness is a choice, not a feeling. When we forgive, we just don’t want vengeance, or we won’t allow resentment or bitterness in our hearts and minds.
Forgiving others their debts, trespasses is so important because if we don’t, God cannot forgive our debts, trespasses. So, let’s practice forgiving when others hurt us or say bad things to us. It frees us from the past and allows us to move on to our future.
Just a thought,
Published on Monday, November 18, 2019 @ 8:05 AM CDT
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