Posted by: Larry Hoekman | August 9, 2015

Daily Readings — Forgive and Forget?

Day 2061: Sundays are simply the best!!!

Scripture: For if you forgive others when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others, then your Father will not forgive your transgressions. Matthew 6:15, 16  I, even I, am the one who wipes out your transgressions for My own sake, and I will not remember your sins. Isaiah 43:25

Thoughts/questions: Some implore others to ‘forgive and forget’ yet forgiveness is too important for us to forget that we have forgiven, and we are not wired that way anyway! Forgive, yes! Forget, not going to happen and for us, it probably shouldn’t happen.

From the beginning with the fall of humanity, forgiveness was a necessity! We sinned, God forgave, and forgave, and forgave, and forgives! He wipes out our transgressions! That’s what the Good News was all about! Sins forgiven!!!

Matthew’s verse reminds us how important it is for us to forgive. We are not merely to receive forgiveness, as wonderful as that is, BUT we are to forgive others as well! For us to receive forgiveness, it is conditional upon our forgiving others (and self)! Better get started!!!

Forgiveness is our identity! We ARE to forgive! So, it’s not rocket science – FORGIVE!

Suggested prayer: Lord, may I always be like You! May I forgive, and forgive, and forgive, and . . .

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