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Scripture Reference: So watches yourselves. “If your brother or sister[a] sins against you, rebuke them; and if they repent, forgive them. 4 Even if they sin against you seven times in a day and seven times come back to you saying ‘I repent,’ you must forgive them.”- Luke 17:3-4
A source defines forgiveness as the intentional and voluntary process by which a victim undergoes a change in feelings and attitude regarding an offense; let’s go of negative emotions such as vengefulness, with an increased ability to wish the offender well.
This forgiveness here is the expression of love (AGAPE) which is supposed to be the heartbeat of every relationship. It is the type Jesus extended to us when he died on the
cross without even knowing if we were going to accept him. Col 3:13 tells us to make allowance for each other’s faults just as God did for us.
In Matthew 18, Peter asked an interesting but totally humanly question: “How many times do I have to forgive my brother?” Jesus, totally getting his point told him seventy times seven times, which actually means four hundred and ninety times. How do you count how many times one has hurt you, do you get out a notepad and record every wrong and expect them to hurt you more so it reaches that number?
The lesson is that you should keep forgiving without counting. Jesus is telling us to forgive regardless, which makes it tough to do. If he said for the sins that are heavy, forgive only 50 times, we would have had a reason to hold greater sins higher. Forgiveness always needs a reason before it can happen. You can decide to forgive someone because the person is your close friend, or because you still have something’s to benefit from them. But Jesus shows us that the easiest way to forgive is to reciprocate forgiveness. He forgave you all your sins without counting, so we should also forgive others as well without counting. It is not the easiest thing trust me to forgive someone who has hurt you over and again but God’s grace is enough. You can do it too; forgive and let go!
Daily digest: Colossians 3:1-25
Prayer: Jesus, I come to you because you know how hard it is to forgive. The Bible says you know how we feel in situations so I know how far this is. I recognize the fact that this person (you may insert the name of the person) hurt me really bad. However, I realize that I hurt you deeply from time to time and you always forgive me even ahead of time. Therefore, I forgive this person from the bottom of my heart. In Jesus’ name, Amen
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