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by | Jun 29, 2022 | Forgiveness

“Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven.”

(Luke 6:37 ESV)

“Bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.”

(Colossians 3:13 ESV)

Is it hard for you to forgive? I find it hard sometimes, especially if a person keeps doing the same thing over and over. Then when called on it, say I’m sorry then laugh. It’s hard to accept an apology like that. But as a Christian, I suppose I have to forgive him.

There’s a saying, “Forgive and forget.” That’s hard to do, especially when the devil keeps bringing it back up.

“Jesus said, ‘Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.’”

(Luke 23:34 NKJ)

To me, it seems that if Jesus could forgive while hanging on the cross, we should be able to also. Besides, if we have repented of our sins, God doesn’t remember them anyway. 

 “I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake, and remembers your sins no more.”

( Isaiah 43:25 NIV)

So if God blots out our sin when we repent, why does the devil keep reminding us of them? Because he wants to do all he can to discourage and dishearten us. He wants us distracted so we aren’t following God as closely as we should be. So if the devil is knocking on your door, ask Jesus to answer it. Send the devil on his way. 

Have a blessed day everyone.

Kathy Keller
Writer and Prayer warrior with Answers2Prayer Ministries
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