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By Gitte Lindgaard. Share on: Group 7 Created with Sketch. Group 9 Created with Sketch. Group 10 Created with Sketch. We can trust God to judge that person's life, and then we ought to leave that prayer at the altar. We no longer have to carry the anger.
Although it is normal for us to feel anger toward sin and injustice, it is not our job to judge the other person in their sin. The best reason to forgive is simple: Jesus commanded us to forgive. We learn from scripture in context to forgiveness that if we don't forgive, neither will we be forgiven:. In summary, we forgive out of obedience to the Lord. It is a choice, a decision we make. However, as we do our part "forgiving," we discover the command to forgive is in place for our own good, and we receive the reward of our forgiveness, which is spiritual freedom.
Share Flipboard Email. Table of Contents Expand. Is forgiveness a conscious choice, or an emotional state? How do we forgive when we don't feel like it? How do we translate our decision to forgive into a change of heart? How will we know if we have truly forgiven? What if the person we need to forgive is not a believer?
The Forgiven Should Forgive
Is it okay to feel anger and want justice for the person we need to forgive? Why must we forgive? Mary Fairchild is a full-time Christian minister, writer, and editor of two Christian anthologies, including "Stories of Cavalry. Updated April 26, Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. Colossians , NIV. Hebrews , NLT. And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns. Philippians , NLT. Most of the time forgiveness is a slow process:.
Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, "Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother when he sins against me? Up to seven times? We are called to love our neighbors and our enemies and pray for those who hurt us:. But I say, love your enemies! Many people find their bonds to estranged parents or siblings are renewed and strengthened. Discord with a neighbor or co-worker can be healed.
Alexander Pope had the right idea after all. The healing and peace that can come from forgiveness may indeed seem heaven-sent.
When Should You Forgive Your Partner?
Appeal to your own higher —or divine — nature and see if you can forgive, and move on. Previously published on BeFreetoLove. Photo: GettyImages. She is your guide to being a smart, savvy, effective satisfied single while dating well, and ultimately finding your true love. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.
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