“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.”
– John 3:16-17
The love and forgiveness of God are His most attractive qualities and maybe the most important. Without it, no one would be able to stand before God or be a friend of His. The Bible tells us that our good works are as filthy rags before Him (Isaiah 64:6).
Without the forgiveness of Christ, we would be left by ourselves with no savior. We’d still be following all the sacrificial laws for our sins and would only be covered until the next sin.
After receiving the forgiveness of Christ for our sins, it’s so important that we extend that forgiveness to others that hurt us. God expects us to forgive others just as He has forgiven us.
“But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.”
– Matthew 6:15-16
Are you holding onto unforgiveness? Has someone hurt you and you find it too difficult to find it within you to forgive them? These related posts may help you:
“And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses.”
– Mark 11:25
Pray to God and ask Him to give you strength to forgive so you may be set free from the bitterness of unforgiveness. I pray you found this article helpful. If so, please share this content. Also, feel free to leave a comment below. As always, thanks for reading!