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Too Proud To Forgive

 

(Colossians 3:13) “Be tolerant of one another and forgive each other if anyone has a complaint against another. Just as the Lord has forgiven you, you also should forgive.”

(Matthew 18:21-22) “Then Peter came up and asked him, ‘Lord, how many times may my brother sin against me and I have to forgive him? Seven times?’ Jesus told him, ‘I tell you, not just seven times, but 70 times 7!’”

 

 


If God has no limit to what He will forgive, then who are we to have a limit? Are we better than God? Is our pain and suffering deeper than God’s? Is our love and sacrifice larger than what God has already done for us? If we cannot forgive, then we are still full of pride and actually think we are important enough to afford not to forgive others. If God is willing to forgive those that hurt us, who are we to deny them forgiveness?

When we think that people owe us something, then we have not fully understood that God is the one that has given us all things first, yes, even what we give to others. No one owes us respect, obedience, or any favors. Every good thing comes from the Lord and all things are done for His glory. Jesus forgives us, expecting nothing in return. He does it because He loves us and desires for us to have a personal relationship with Him, but sin cuts off that connection.

He forgives us over and over again, with no limit as long as we truly repent. Some might mention the unpardonable sin against the Holy Spirit, but that refers to someone that will not repent due to their pride and has gone beyond a point of no return. These people would rather burn in hell than admit that they might be wrong regarding their understanding of who God actually is.

Some believe that those who purposely hurt them don’t deserve any mercy or compassion from God. Their bitterness in the heart is such that they don’t understand how a loving God can forgive those who hurt them. I have seen this common trait in those who believe in Karma. They commonly use this concept to curse others.

Many followers of Christ are failing to forgive the way God requires us to do it. They will be in total shock the day they face Christ and have to give an account of their actions. All the money we have given, sacrifices made, prayers and fasting, work done for the kingdom, and even sermons preached will not be of any value to us if we lose our place in heaven because of an unforgiving heart.

 

 


“Think about it! No one is worth you losing your salvation. Forgiveness is not for their benefit, it’s for yours!”

 

 


Prayers

• Jesus, You are Rock of my refuge and my inhabitation, My Redeemer, My Helper.
• Thank You that if we confess our sins You are faithful and just to forgive us without any limit.
• Thank You that your love believes that we can change and stop living in sin.
• Forgive us for the pride that stops us from loving and forgiving others.
• Make us grateful for the forgiveness of our sins by showing us how to forgive others.
• We surrender to you once again the pain suffered from others due to their lies, insults, treason, and lack of love towards us.
• We ask that you will help us to heal daily as we continue to forgive them.
• We declare that from this day forth, we will not think about them with pain in our hearts, but will be thankful that we are setting ourselves free from any condemnation.

• We ask in Jesus’ Mighty name. Amen

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