This is Ron Moore with today's Bible Minute.
Forgiveness is a tremendous spiritual truth! What could be better? When we genuinely go to the Father with repentance, 1 John 1:9 says he is "faithful and just to forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness."
That's great news isn't it? Just don't ask me to forgive anyone else when they sin against me. I mean, I'm glad God forgives me, but how can I forgive the person who said those hurtful things or did those hurtful things to me?
Here's what Jesus said in Matthew 6:14-15. "For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins."
The spiritual truth of forgiveness must be understood. It must be accepted. And it must be applied.
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