25 Mar The Importance of Forgiveness
Forgiveness may be hard to some depending on what you been through. However the Bible made it clear that it is important to forgive others. No matter how a person may hurt you, you should always be open to forgive. Even Jesus asked God, the father, to forgive the soldiers who crucified him. Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they are doing.” And the soldiers gambled for his clothes by throwing dice. – Luke 23:34. We will list reasons why forgiveness is so important.
1. Second Important Commandment
Forgiveness is part of the 2nd important commandment that Jesus taught, Love your neighbor as you love yourself. So if you love someone as yourself, you can forgive as quickly as you forgive yourself.
2. God Will Forgive You
“If you forgive those who sin against you, your heavenly Father will forgive you. – Matthew 6:14.
If you’re not a forgiving person, you will be sent to Hell since God considers this a sin. Jesus told a parable about how a master who cancelled the debt of a servant who didn’t do the same for someone who owed him as well. In anger his master handed him over to the jailers to be tortured, until he should pay back all he owed. “This is how my heavenly Father will treat each of you unless you forgive your brother or sister from your heart.” – Matthew 18:34-35.
When you are unable to forgive, a spirit of bitterness and spirit of anger enters into you. This is why Paul warns us, Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. – Ephesians 4:31. The longer you have these spirits in you, the harder it is for them to leave you.
You will be more happier when you learn to forgive. There is no point holding unto what a person done to for days, months, or years. It has already happened and all you need to be focus is keeping your sanity and happiness.
6. No one’s Perfect
Everyone make mistakes including you. You can’t expect everyone to be perfect because just like how you have issues in your life you need to straighten out so does your neighbor. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. – Colossians 3:13.