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FORGIVE BECAUSE HE FIRST FORGAVE US

The Bible in One Year:
Romans 5
Golden Verse
“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.”
(Mat. 6:14-15)

It’s so easy to see the fault in other people especially when they hurt us. It’s easier to point the finger at other people even though we’d committed the very same sin only a few days ago. We react to those who hurt us as though we never did the same thing to others.

We are wired to automatically seek vengeance or revenge on people who have done us wrong. To forgive, to show compassion, to extend grace, that’s not even in our DNA. But when we have God in our hearts, we have His love in us.

We are also reminded that, we are all sinners and don’t deserve to be loved by Him let alone to have His son sacrificed for our sakes. So in God, we can see that in spite of our sinful nature, He has chosen to forgive us anyway. As His people we have to follow His example and always be ready to forgive others who may have wronged us.

“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” Mahatma Gandhi
Prayer:
“Dear Lord, thank you for forgiving me and my sins, whenever I ask for it. Thank you for extending your grace to me day in and day out. I pray that you will give me wisdom and love for those who have wronged me. Please let your love fill my heart and keep me away from any feeling of anger or bitterness. Let me reflect your love everyday in my life. In your name I pray, Amen.”

Photo Credit: psychologies.co.uk

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