If anyone reading this feels that I owe you an apology for anything I have said or done, I ask your forgiveness, in other words, I apologize.
Every morning on our drive to school, which is six miles from where we live, I pray with my grandson and I always end by saying, “And now we pray as Jesus taught His disciples, Our Father…” For the past few days when I get to the part that says, “And forgive us” I really stop and think about it. Am I a forgiving person?
We have been through such a divisive time in our country, it seems like everyone is mad at everyone! Don’t you think it’s about time we got over it and quit acting like children? We are old enough to have had time to learn a lot of life lessons yet we still need apologies and if we don’t get one we just “delete” that person from our life and our social network!
God forgives us according to how we have forgiven others.
Psalm 130:1-8 Help, God—the bottom has fallen out of my life! Master, hear my cry for help! Listen hard! Open your ears! Listen to my cries for mercy. If you God, kept records on wrongdoings, who would stand a chance? As it turns out, forgiveness is your habit, and that’s why you’re worshiped. I pray to God—my life a prayer—and wait for what he’ll say and do. My life’s on the line before God, my Lord, waiting and watching till morning, waiting and watching till morning. O Israel, wait and watch for God—with God’s arrival comes love, with God’s arrival comes generous redemption. In the King James Bible verse three uses the word “iniquity” translated from “avon“. In Strong’s concordance it means, evil fault, sin, iniquity, guilt, blame moral illness, perversion, and crookedness. “Avon” comes from “avah” which means to bend or distort, so iniquity is “evil bent” within humans or the “crooked” direction or “warped” deeds of sinners. Knowing that iniquity is something too heavy to bear by fallen man God promised that His Suffering Servant would bear the iniquities of His people. Isaiah 53:11Out of that terrible travail of soul, he’ll see that it’s worth it and be glad he did it. Through what he experienced, my righteous one, my servant, will make many “righteous ones,” as he himself carries the burden of their sins.
Luke 7:47 “Her sins, which are many, are forgiven, for she loved much. But to whom little is forgiven, the same loves little.”
If you have been forgiven of a lot, then you need to forgive, just let it go. If you feel you can’t do it on your own just ask Jesus to help, you can do it!