“…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 commanded us to forgive, 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. Our sin-debt was so much greater than what we could pay. But God in His infinite mercy, gave His only begotten Son to pay this debt and by so doing made it possible for us to receive the forgiveness of sin. Now, God expects us also, to forgive in all matters whether big or small.

So you must make up your mind to forgive every offense 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 offense 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 empowers me to forgive in all circumstances without resentment or reserve in the name of Jesus. Amen!

Categories: May 2024


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