Forgiveness

God is ready and waiting to forgive anyone who asks. It’s in the Bible, Psalm 86:5, TLB.

“O Lord, you are so good and kind, so ready to forgive; so full of mercy for all who ask your aid.”

On what did David rest his hope of forgiveness? It’s in the Bible, Psalm 51:1, NIV.

“Have mercy on me, O God, according to Your unfailing love; according to Your great compassion blot out my transgressions.”

How is God’s mercy measured? It’s in the Bible, Psalm 103:11-12, NIV.

“For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is His love for those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us.”

What promise is made to those who confess their sins? It’s in the Bible, I John 1:9, TLB.

“But if we confess our sins to Him, He can be depended on to forgive us and to cleanse us from every wrong. [And it is perfectly proper for God to do this for us because Christ died to wash away our sins.”

Can I be forgiven while holding a grudge against someone else? It’s in the Bible, Matthew 6:14-15, TLB.

“Your heavenly Father will forgive you if you forgive those who sin against you; but if you refuse to forgive them, He will not forgive you.”

The forgiven are forgiving. It’s in the Bible, Ephesians 4:32, NIV.

“Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”

Real forgiveness does not keep track of mistakes. It’s in the Bible, Matthew 18:21-22, NIV.

“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?’ Jesus answered, ‘I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.”

When we’re forgiven we shouldn’t continue to feel guilty. It’s in the Bible, Psalm 32:5, NIV.

“Then I acknowledged my sin to You and did not cover up my iniquity. I said, ‘I will confess my transgressions to the Lord’—and You forgave the guilt of my sin.”

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