Hey guys, Welcome back! It feels great to be back on this platform. Few days ago, I was having a conversation with a friend and we had this rant on forgiveness which inspired this post. Today blog post is my opinion on forgiveness, its benefits and importance. Get comfortable and let’s dive into it.
Have you ever been in a situation where you find it difficult to offer forgiveness?
Forgiveness is the act of letting go of pain, emotions, etc. It can be a difficult task. As a matter of fact, your friends may betray you, your family member may let you down, but God has instructed us in his word to forgive as many times as possible. Matt 6;14-15; explains that God will forgive our sins, if we forgive those that have offended us. Verse 15, tells us that if we do not forgive, he won’t forgive us. So therefore, God urges us to forgive everyone regardless of their offence
Joseph and the prodigal son (Gen 37, Luke 15)
Also, the story of joseph and his brothers demonstrates absolute forgiveness. “Joseph the dreamer”, dreamt about his future wealth. His brothers envied and sold him out in slavery. Finally, When the heat of starvation came on the land. Joseph’s brothers were shocked to discover Joseph was rich and he had the provision. Joseph forgave his brothers and gave them in abundance. Likewise, the prodigal wandered out with his share of wealth squandered but was celebrated by the father through forgiveness. These stories portray the type of attitude and character Christ wants from us. Above all, the benefits to forgiveness are enormous, it will do us a lot of good to forgive.
However, some of the great benefits you can get from forgiveness include; open heaven, forgiveness of sin, blessings, and freedom.
Are you bearing grudges or keeping malice, are you still angry towards your neighbor, your coworker, your brother,sister?. Whatever your case may be, forgive and forget
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