Ginrich's Devotional Blog

December 30, 2013

Without Limits

Filed under: Bible,Christ,devotion,God,Jesus — by ginrich @ 1:00 am

Luke 17:4. Even if he sins against you seven times in a day, and seven times returns to you saying, I repent, you must forgive him.”

How many times have we said or thought “when will they ever learn?” Our patience runs out when people repeat the same words or actions that hurt us over and over. We tend to build up resentment or bitterness and an unforgiving spirit. We justify our lack of forgiveness by their repetition. As we read yesterday our forgiveness from God is attached to our willingness to forgive others. Today we read we are to have no end to our forgiveness of others. God has no end of His forgiveness of us. If you’re like me you’ve told God many times, “I blew it again, God. Please forgive me.” God’s response to me has always been, “Blew what again. When I forgive it is remembered no longer.” We may have trouble forgetting what someone has said or done to hurt us but when we forgive it means we no longer hold it against them. God continually gives us another opportunity. How much more should we do so for others?

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