…………………….THOUGHT FOR THE DAY…………………….
“THEN PETER CAME TO HIM AND ASKED, 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 )
Peter asked this question because the Rabbis’ taught that one
should only forgive another three times. That was based on what
was written in the Book of AMOS, Verses 1:3,6,9,11,13 & 2:1,4,6.
Now Peter was being generous when asking Jesus about
seven times, however Our Savior answered seventy times seven,
meaning that we should not even keep track of how many times
we forgive others.
Further Our Savior taught us that we must forgive others if
we are to receive forgiveness from God! For Jesus also stated “IF YOU
FORGIVE MEN WHEN THEY SIN AGAINST YOU, YOUR
HEAVENLY FATHER WILL ALSO FORGIVE YOU. IF YOU
DO NOT FORGIVE MEN THEIR SINS, YOUR HEAVENLY
FATHER WILL NOT FORGIVE YOUR SINS.”
( MATTHEW 6:14-15 )
After all we are not to avenge or try to repay others for what
they have done. FOR WE KNOW HIM WHO SAID, “IT IS
MINE TO AVENGE; I WILL REPAY,” AND AGAIN THE
LORD WILL JUDGE HIS PEOPLE.
( HEBREWS 10:30 )
Therefore; BEAR WITH EACH OTHER AND FORGIVE
WHAT EVER GRIEVANCES YOU MAY HAVE AGAINST
ONE ANOTHER. FORGIVE AS THE LORD FORGAVE
YOU.” Amen. ( COLOSSIANS 3:13 )
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