Ps 86 v 5: For you, O Lord, are good, and ready to forgive [our trespasses, sending them away, letting them go completely and forever]; and You are abundant in mercy and loving-kindness to all those who call upon You.
2 Chron 7 v 14: If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and see My face, and turn from their wicked ways, the I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
Eph 4 v 32: And be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, just as God in Christ also forgave you.
Col 3 v 13: Bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do.
Matt 6 v 14-15: For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
These are just some scriptures about forgiveness.
This is what forgiveness means to me:
I need to forgive someone for hurting me because God says so.
I have to put my feelings aside and forgive as an act of my will.
So that I will be free of the results of harbouring unforgiveness (sickness in my body, destructive feelings, etc),and
so that God can forgive me my sins.
|I am forgiven|
if in forgiving them I do this:
- Promise to never bring it up with them again, and
- Promise to never bring it up with others again, and
- promise to never bring it up with myself again, then