Learn To Forgive
The act of forgiveness is one act that cannot be over stated. It is one action that triggers the action of another.
Forgiveness works in no isolation, it works both with our spirit being and our human nature and also for both the offender and the offended.
As a kid, the Lords prayer made me understood the gift that dwells in forgiving others when it states “forgive us the wrongs we have done, as we forgive the wrongs that others have done to us” (Matthew 6:12 GNT)
This point in the Lords prayer was stated again in Matthew 6:14-15 where we were made to understand that only by forgiving others will the Lord forgive us and if we do not forgive others, then the Lord will in turn not forgive us.
These two part of the scriptures emphasizes the need for us to forgive others their wrong towards us, but how about if we wrong others, what are we expected to do. Do we expect them to automatically forgive us?
Matthew 5:23-24 (GNT) states; “So if you are about to offer your gift to God at the altar and there you remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar, go at once and make peace with your brother, and then come back and offer your gift to God.”
Going by these 3 readings, the importance of forgiving others and seeking for forgiveness from others can not be overstated. It is when you forgive others that the Lord will forgive you and it is when others forgive you that the Lord will receive your gift.
Have you been asking God for forgiveness amiss or have you been giving to God amiss?
Prayer: My Father and my Lord, fill me with the grace to forgive others their wrongs towards me, the strength to be bold enough to ask for forgiveness from others and help me put every thoughts I have towards my brother aright in Jesus Name.