Sunday, January 18, 2009

Forgiveness and Prayer


Matt 6:14-15

Have you ever said “I’ll forgive him only if he apologizes…” Maybe you haven’t actually said that, but perhaps our actions reflect that attitude. What does the Bible say about forgiveness?

Matthew 6:14-15 says: "For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their sins, your father will not forgive your sins." In this scripture, Christ says we are to forgive, and that it doesn’t say anything about waiting for someone to apologize to forgive.

If God tells us to do something, He will help us, and we can have that help if we ask Him.

Father, may Your Holy Spirit help us to be willing to forgive and to forgive others. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

©2006 Lewis Turner

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