Choose to Forgive

If you, LORD, kept a record of sins, Lord, who could stand?
But with you there is forgiveness; so that we can, with reverence, serve you.

(Psalm 130:3-4 NIV)

One of the many wonderful attributes of God is His forgiveness. He always stands ready to forgive, and He does so freely. The Bible tells us, “as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us” (Psalm 103:12). On the other hand, it amazes me how mere humans can withhold forgiveness from others when God Himself is willing to forgive even the worst of sinners. To be honest, I struggled with forgiveness myself until I realized how it would affect my relationship with God. Someone, who knew me well and was aware of the situation, explained that my prayers wouldn’t reach God as long as I was holding on to the offence. I have to admit that choosing to forgive is the best decision I’ve made ever since. As His children, God expects us to forgive. Therefore, let us heed the wise words of the Bible to “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave [us]” (Ephesians 4:32).

Forgive others just as God has forgiven you. 

Published by risingwiththeson

Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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