Forgiveness (Part 3)

I am human. I am so human that, even when apologizing I have the thought in mind; ” When will they say sorry to me? Do they even know what they’ve done?”

That will not always happen, lovesโ˜บ. Sometimes you will be the only one facing your shortcomings. As wonderful as it would be if we ALL apologized and recognized the hurts that we hand out…the reality is, not many people are willing to humble themselves, they may not realize that they hurt you, or they just may not care. It is a matter of the heart and soul. It is not “people” we are fighting.

(Ephesians 6:12) “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”

Every human being, whom has not been given over to a reprobate mind, is in a spiritual battle. We want people to move on our terms, serve God on our terms, forgive on our terms, trust on our terms, and love on our terms. If Jesus does not force…niether can we. 

Does it hurt when we forgive and others trespass against us, never saying; “I’m sorry”….? Absolutely! It stings!๐ŸLet God handle what you can’t control. Praise Him for the conviction, and pray for those who hurt you, that God may bring them to a place of repentance. It is not about you or them, it is about Honoring the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ. It is about obedience. Forgiveness, love….these things are obedience unto Christ.

(1 Samuel 15:22) “And Samuel said, Hath the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.”

Choose honesty. If you really do love people, your truth, their truths, have to be heard. It may be embarrassing. It may hurt. It may even make you feel like you are at the bottom of the barrel. But Jesus delights in truth and He hates a lying tongue. Be honest to bring glory to His name, to show others whom are fearful to be honest, that there is NO condemnation when they are in Christ Jesus. 

There is freedom in honesty, but imprisonment, in lies. 

(John 8:36) “If the son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.”


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