(Matthew 6:14-15) “For if you forgive others for their transgressions, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others, then your Father will not forgive your transgressions.”
In these verses, the Lord is teaching us that having a forgiving attitude is the duty that each believer must have towards the others. Now that we are in Christ, we must show the fruits of Christ. The Lord Jesus is not saying here that if we don’t forgive others He will withdraw our justification or we will lose our salvation . No, once we are truly in Him, He gives us the assurance to remain with Him.
What is being said here is that if we don’t forgive others, that shows a lack of love. And believers who do such things, must ask for the Lord’s forgiveness to obtain the daily cleansing. God chastens His children who disobey and if we refuse to forgive others He will withhold forgiveness from us.
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, I want to encourage each and everyone of you, including myself, wherever we are, whatever we are doing, please let’s keep our eyes on the Lord, have a Christ-like behavior, be loving and forgiving. When we genuinely love the Lord, we want to obey Him with all our being.
So let us put our hearts and hands together, thank the Lord for the free pardon that we have already received and accepted by His grace, the pardon He extended to all of us, and remember to have the same kind and generous attitude towards the others.
For this is how God loved us “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)
The Lord bless you all,
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