Bible reading today:
Jeremiah 35 and 36, Psalm 82, Proverbs 4, Acts 13-14.
Today’s scripture verse:
Ephesians 1: 7-8. In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace that he richly poured out on us with all wisdom and understanding.
One of the greatest and beneficial needs in any relationship is forgiveness. Now our necessity for forgiveness could be considered as one of the items needed for peace. Forgiveness is so misunderstood. True forgiveness is an act of unconditional love, God is the author of true love, for He is love, pure and holy. Our ability to forgive typically varies from person to person, which, without God leads to unrealistic expectations and often disheartening results. Let there be no confusion about forgiveness being at the heart of Christianity. From the Bible standpoint and perspective, no activity of Christian life is more closely aligned to the love of God, and the willing sacrifice of Christ than forgiving others. As Christians, believing and trusting upon Jesus the Christ, God’s Son, forgiveness has to be incorporated into our everyday life, it must be rooted in undeniable truth, the Holy Bible, The Word of God. Since forgiveness is basic to understanding God’s recorded plan for all of life, every person should, know what the Bible says about forgiveness. Matthew 6:15, “But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.”