Who do we need to forgive?

Matthew 18:21-22

21 Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times?

22 Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.

What Jesus meant by this is that we ought to forgive others without limitations. We can’t put a limit on forgiveness.  

 Why is this? The reason Jesus went on to say is because we should treat others the same way God has treated us. 

You see, we owe God a debt that is far greater than anything we could ever repay—a debt caused by our sin. But God in His grace has forgiven us anyway—not because we deserve it, but simply because of His love, grace, and  mercy.

And once we have experienced God’s forgiveness and grace in our own lives, we should treat others the same way.

 No, they may not deserve it—but neither did we when God forgave us! 

I know it’s not always easy to forgive someone who intentionally does you wrong or continues to mistreat you, but we still have to forgive and let God handle the situation.  

Some battles are not for us to handle. We must seek wisdom from God on which battle to choose.  

 The Bible says, “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you”

 (Ephesians 4:32).

Have you experienced God’s forgiveness in your own life? If not, or if you are unsure, ask Christ to come into your life and commit yourself to Him. 

God wants us to forgive others the way he forgives us. None of us are so good that we CAN look down on others! We need to humble ourselves and remember how God brought us out of darkness into his marvelous light. We didn’t deserve it either, but because of God’s Love, Grace and Mercy!! (See John 3:16)

Precious father, help us to forgive others the same way you have forgiven us. In Jesus’ Name Amen 

Be Encouraged

All Glory Goes to GOD!!

(LaTina DeLoach, a native of Minden, is a Christian,a devoted wife and mother and Lady Deloach As the wife of Pastor Gregory DeLoach, Blue Run Baptist Church.)