In our daily lives, we always find ourselves not forgiving the other person for the bad things they have done for us. Instead, we hold grudges and resentment by lashing out our anger towards other people who do not deserve it. In Ephesians 4:32, the scripture tells us, “Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you,” meaning we should treat each other with love and forgiveness, just as God forgave us when we do wrong in his presence every day. Forgiveness may be hard at times, but it is required that all of us learn how to forgive.
We have the right to ask God for his forgiveness and not expect him to forgive us when we are still holding grudges against someone else. God also expects us to forgive first before presenting our offerings to him As God’s people, it is imperative that we forgive our fellow man because when we do forgive others, we will receive God’s favor in our lives and the blessings God will give us for our obedience to his will. So, my dear friends, before we can forgive other people, we have to first forgive ourselves and in that way, we will fully show God’s love to others.
I hope this message encourages you to forgive yourself and each other during your own life.
Remember, God will bless you more abundantly!