. This is one thing that is hard to do yet essential.
I know sometimes it’s to hard to forgive due to the weight of the wrong done by your neighbor but we actually do need to forgive..
Don’t be angry with each other, but forgive each other. If you feel someone has wronged you, forgive them. Forgive others because the Lord forgave you.
Colossians 3:13 ERV
How many times do we need to. Forgive?
Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, when someone won’t stop doing wrong to me, how many times must I forgive them? Seven times?” Jesus answered, “I tell you, you must forgive them more than seven times. You must continue to forgive them even if they do wrong to you seventy-seven times.
Matthew 18:21-22 ERV
One way to help forgive is to confess the wrong to each other. Tell your neighbor how he or she wronged you.
“Don’t secretly hate any of your neighbors. But tell them openly what they have done wrong so that you will not be just as guilty of sin as they are. Forget about the wrong things people do to you. Don’t try to get even. Love your neighbor as yourself. I am the Lord.
Leviticus 19:17-18 ERV
The reason why it’s hard to do all this, is because we focus so much on our selves, we focus so much on how bad the person is and what he or she has done. And it hurts us the most. In this way it’s really hard to forgive. Or even forget.
I will give an example, I asked one of my friends a question.
What would she do if she caught the husband in the same bed with another woman?
Woow haha she actually didn’t reply, she just screamed and told me there are things she even can’t Imagine happening, like she would kill the guy bla…bla..
That’s what am saying , we these days forgive according to the weight of the deed. If it’s huge, then no forgiveness.
The Bible is clear when it says
Forgive others because the Lord forgave you.
Colossians 3:13 ERV
Meaning don’t forgive according to the weight of the deed but forgive because you too were forgiven.
If you can’t forgive your wife because you caught her with another guy, you forget that God calls a prostitute because you sin against him.
But you have been unfaithful to me, family of Israel! You have been like an unfaithful wife who leaves her husband.
Jeremiah 3:19-20 ERV
But he still forgives you a d calls you his wife.
“People of Israel, you are unfaithful to me, but come back to me. Come back and I will forgive you for being unfaithful. “Just say, ‘Yes, we will come back, because you are the Lord our God.
If God can forgive your unfaithfulness why can’t you forgive your neighbor after that big wrong deed.
Remember FORGIVE BECAUSE GOD FORGAVE YOU.
Before you fail to forgive , first understand how God forgave you.
Actually if he didn’t forgive you wouldn’t be alive. So why can’t you forgive however big the deed is.
There is no gain in breakups or divorce.
God wants peace to dwell among us.
Be careful as you say this prayer always.
Forgive our sins, just as we have forgiven those who did wrong to us.
If you don’t forgive, then no forgiveness for you.
Yes, if you forgive others for the wrongs they do to you, then your Father in heaven will also forgive your wrongs. But if you don’t forgive others, then your Father in heaven will not forgive the wrongs you do.
Matthew 6:14-15 ERV.
And forgiving means mending back the relationship not remaining apart, talking again.
If you say you forgave but don’t wanna talk to that person, then you never forgave.