Forgiveness is a violent act of righteousness in the war against bitterness and resentment.
I always thought that I understood and had a handle on forgiveness. That was until I was really offended by a trusted person.
I’ve found forgiveness is the most difficult of things I have ever tried to manage. No wonder it is the good news we so badly need.
Do not take it lightly or under-estimate it.
It is the most difficult of adversaries for our flesh and the most wonderful of gifts to our spirit.
Ephesians 4:32 Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.
Proverbs 28:13 Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy.
Matthew 6:14,15 For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.