“Be Forgiving”

“Be Forgiving”



  This is a requirement made by God, in order

for us to be forgiven by Him.  In Matthew

6:14-15 Jesus tells us, “For if you forgive men their trespasses, your

heavenly Father will also forgive you. 

But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father

forgive your trespasses.”    Forgiveness may be especially hard when the

other person does not ask for it. (Neither did we ask for or deserve it when

Jesus died for our sins.)  Those who are

forgiving, will end any quarrel or disagreement and consequently find calmness

and peace.  In seeking inner peace, we

must have a forgiving spirit.


forgiveness is not for the offender it is for yourself. It doesn’t mean you

approve of something done. It means you are not going to allow it to prevent

you from having peace.

Application: Is there a need for you to

forgive someone?