Forgiving For Your Own Sake - Part 1

October 6, 2008

Jesus said in the Sermon on the Mount, “For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses” (Matthew 6:14-15).

An unforgiving spirit is unforgivable. As long as you have an unforgiving spirit, you cannot get the forgiveness of God. In a very real sense, you destroy the very bridge over which you must travel.

We ought to forgive because if we don’t forgive, the unforgiving spirit that we have will do us great emotional damage. The Bible calls this unforgiving spirit, bitterness, and bitterness is an acid that destroys its container.

Not only should you forgive an individual for their sake, but you should forgive an individual for your sake. When you forgive, you set a prisoner free and that prisoner is you.

Adrian Rogers

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