“…then Peter came to Him and said, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Up to seven times? Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven…” Matthew 18:21-22 (NKJV)

When the subject of forgiveness is spoken about these days, some people feel it is not an easy thing to do especially, when trust was broken, but we are under obligation to align our actions to the dictates of the scriptures. We are not wiser than God, if He has recommended forgiveness, who are we to do otherwise. The Gospel is all about love and forgiveness. God through the finished works of Jesus Christ, forgave us a great debt. I mean, it was a very serious matter. The sins of mankind was too much for God to forgive, but God over looked it because of the blood of His dear son that was spilled on the Cross of Calvary. Now, God expects us to forgive in all matters both big and small. In fact when it hurt most that is when you should forgive the most because when you do that, you are not only doing that person a favour but you are doing yourself a favour as well. 

So you must get yourself to forgive every offence that has been done against you. Refuse to consider the hurt but the love of God that has been shed abroad in your heart (Romans 5:5).  Refuse to magnify the offence against you or how hurt you are because you are now a child of God and the love of God should flow through you to others. When you forgive, you express God’s love and make the people you forgive to see God in you. “…Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering, bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do…” Colossians 3:12-13 (NKJV). Praise God!


Forgiveness is not to be done in small matters alone but in big ones as well!


Thank you heavenly father for pouring out your love in my heart to an overflow, I declare this day that the force of your love causes me to forgive in all circumstances without any resentment or reserve in the name of Jesus. Amen!

Categories: May 2024


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