MATTHEW 6:14-15 (14) FOR IF YOU FORGIVE MEN THEIR TRESPASSES YOUR HEAVENLY FATHER WILL ALSO FORGIVE YOU. (15) BUT IF YOU FORGIVE NOT MEN THEIR TRESPASSES NEITHER WILL YOUR FATHER FORGIVE YOUR TRESPASSES
I imagine all of us at a certain point have had someone to do us wrong in some form or fashion. Maybe they talked about you and said things that were not true, maybe they betrayed you, or maybe they did not hold to the promise or obligation they had made to you.. Well what is one to do in those situations? Well according to Jesus one should forgive men of the trespasses they made against you.. So lets see what Jesus said about forgiveness for just a few moments right here..
1-The promise of Forgiveness if you will forgive
We should forgive as God has forgiven us .. The Apostle Paul tells is in Ephesians 4:32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.. So what are we being told right here As God has forgiven us we should be forgiving others.. Some need to grab ahold of this instead of trying to hold grudges and hate against someone who has wronged you along lifes journey. But for those like that I ask how many have you done wrong in your life? Well some may say no one, but I will tell you what the scripture says in Romans 3:23 For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.. In other words we have all offended God.. But God offers forgiveness.. The bible tells us that he is faithful and just to forgive us.. But yet many who claimed to be born again do not want to forgive others of their trespasses What did Jesus say to these who refuse to forgive? Well he tells us that they will not be forgiven, because of their refusal to forgive others who have done less to them than they have done to God.. Perhaps some need to remember the words of Jesus when he said on the cross Father Forgive them for they know not what they do.. Now remember Stephens words as he was being stoned to death his last words was lay not this sin to their charge… But yet people refuse to forgive for less. And let me just put it like this unforgiveness will effect you spiritually , and it will effect you physically as well.. Unforgiveness causes the one carrying the grudge to have forgiveness blocked on their life.. But it will cause physical health issues on someone who carries grudges and refuses to forgive.. Well not a long blog, but their is one thing I must say if you are having a hard time to forgive someone who has wronged you ask God to help you to forgive that one even if the one who has wronged you has not asked you for it.. Forgiveness is for you benefit…