“Then Peter came to Him and said, ‘Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Up to seven times?’ Jesus said to him, ‘I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven'” Matthew 18:21-22, NKJV.
What do you do when someone sins against you and does the same thing again and again?
What does God do when we sin against Him again and again?
Forgiveness for a man can be tough, especially when they do it again and again, and you’re about ready to throw your trust toward them out the window. Yet, forgiveness is a repeated work and is one of God’s most powerful tools we move forward with in every relationship and allows others to encounter Him.
Forgiving has the sole intent of setting our relationships back right again, just as God does with us. With the same mercy and goodness God commands to follow you (Psalm 23:6), so God says allow it to freely function in your relationship with others, willing to always make things right–no matter the amount.
Jesus gave his life and paid the ultimate price for our sin. Every one of your sins are removed as far as the east is from the west. We owe God no more for sin. All you owe now is to love people (Romans 13:8), and if you love them, you’ll forgive them. Even now, begin to forgive anyone that has hurt you in your past and seek to set those relationships right again.
The Father wants you to be a forgiving man for the rest of your life.
Prayer: Father God, thank You for the forgiveness and mercy you’ve shown me all of my life. I pray You help me be like You show others this same love. Right now I forgive everyone who has hurt me and I allow the power of forgiveness to set me free. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Study: Psalm 103:12, Matthew 6:14-15, Luke 17:4, 1 John 1:9 & 2:1