Forgiveness: What Does the Bible Say About Forgiveness?

Matthew 6:14-15  For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

The basic point of this post is that if you want forgiveness from our Father, you’re going to have to give it to others; whether you think they deserve it or not. ¬†This is a truly difficult concept and I’ve recently had my eyes opened into what forgiveness actually is and I’d like to share that with you.

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The Best Marriage Advice I Ever Received

1 Peter 3:1-2  Likewise, wives, be subject to your own husbands, so that even if some do not obey the word, they may be won without a word by the conduct of their wives, when they see your respectful and pure conduct.

I have read over this verse countless times.  However, when your marriage is struggling, or when your husband isn’t behaving the way you wish he would, it’s hard to get a straight thought in your head!  So, turning to this verse in my times of marital ‘non-bliss’, was not my first inclination.  In fact, my first instinct was to beat HIM into submission with maybe a frying pan or a wooden spoon!  I mean, after all, HE is the one not behaving as he should, and HE is the one who has a problem, NOT ME!  Well, this verse was the beginning of my introduction to humility.

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