Forgiveness Day 5
You may need to keep forgiving
Matthew 18:21-22 Then Peter came to him and asked, “Lord, how often should I forgive someone who sins against me? Seven times?” “No, not seven times,” Jesus replied, “but seventy times seven
Jesus is not saying to forgive someone 490 times and then you are good. He is saying to continuously forgive.
The teachers of that day proposed forgiving someone 3 times. Peter thought he was being generous by saying 7 times. Jesus really messed up Peter’s thinking.
Forgiving someone more than once seems hard for many of us. Never mind having to do it continuously.
This is not something that we are able to do in our own power. It is only through God’s power that we will be able to forgive someone who continually hurts us.
Forgiving someone is not saying what they did was right. It also does not mean that they will not face consequences for their actions. It is just allowing room for God to take control.
Romans 12:19, "Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God's wrath, for it is written: 'It is mine to avenge; I will repay,' says the Lord."
Lord, help me to daily remember that you call me to forgive. Give me your strength to do this because on my own I am unable. I trust you that you know what is going on and will take care of it in your way and in your time, which is always perfect. I lean on you and thank you that you care so much about me
In Jesus name, Amen
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