It is one of the hardest things to do – forgiving someone that has done nothing but evil to you. As a Christian it is a requirement to forgive in spite of and regardless of how we feel because we have to represent and display the love of God, grace, mercy and compassion that God shows us. That’s why Jesus said, Father forgive them for they know not what they do (Luke 23:34). As a Christian our forgiveness from God is contingent or based on us forgiving others. Matthew 6:9-13 is where Jesus instructs us on how to pray; it is part of our contract with God to forgive.
God does not want His children to be conformed to the tactics of the world, but to be different, be transformed, leave the vengeance to Him, let Him repay the persons who do you harm. Therefore, He is asking us to love without discrimination. In other words, be sincere and not hypocritical, hate evil and do good, be kindly affectionate to each other with brotherly love, in honor give preference to one another, don’t lag in diligence, fervent in Spirit, serving the Lord, rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfast in prayer, distributing to the needs of the saints, given to hospitality. Bless those who persecute you, bless and do not curse. Rejoice with those who rejoice and weep with those who weep. Try not to be wise in your own eyes. KEY: Repay no one with evil, provide good and honest things in the sight of men and if it is possible live at peace with everyone. (Read Romans 12:10-21)
“Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;” Hebrews 12:15
As Hebrew 12:15 tells us we can’t afford to have a, “root of bitterness” instead of righteousness. Revenge captivates us and leads us to sin, but forgiveness liberates us so that we can serve God in spirit and truth.
If you don’t know God or His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ of Nazareth, then go to the top of this blog, click on to the salvation page, then follow the instructions, it will be the greatest thing you ever do.
All glory, honor, praise and thanks go to God for using me to deliver this message. I pray that He will give all who read this message the spiritual gifts necessary to comprehend and act upon His word. I exercise my power and authority in the name of Jesus to bind every tactic of the enemy that will try to stop, hinder, or prevent this word from reaching its intended people. I loose the Holy Spirit and the Heavenly angels to secure this word so that it reaches its intended people, according to Matthew 16:19 and Luke 10:19 in the omnipotent name of Jesus, Amen.