“With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
January 16, 2021
The Lord Jesus said, “Moreover if your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault” (Matthew 18:15). You say, “He’s the one that did wrong. If he wants forgiveness let him come and ask for it.” But Jesus said, “No, you go to him.” Whether you are in the right or whether you are in the wrong, as a child of God, you are to go to that individual. Isn’t that what God did in the Garden of Eden? Adam and Eve sinned against God and the Bible tells us that God came looking for them: “Adam, where are you?” (See Genesis 3.) That was not the voice of a detective. That was the voice of God, who pursues us to forgive us.
Stop right now and ask God to show you if you have an unforgiving spirit toward someone. Then, in His power and strength, grant forgiveness. It’s going to be impossible in your strength, but remember, God does the impossible.