Aug 21, 2012

Forgiving Others

"He who cannot forgive others destroys the bridge over which he himself must pass." - George Herbert

We've been dealing a lot with forgiving lately.  Specifically how to forgive those who hurt us.  How many times must we forgive?  Jesus said "Seventy time seven."

When we pray The Lord's Prayer we very specifically ask God to forgive us our 'debts, trespasses' as we forgive those who trespass against us.

Do we understand that we are saying , "God, forgive me the same way I forgive others."?

How can we expect Him to forgive us when we do not truly forgive those who sin against us?  We can't!

If you chose to hold a grudge, to hold onto the hurt someone caused you how you are blocking Gods forgiveness of your sins.

Think about it!

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