Posted by: Pure Glory | 10/20/2019

Forgive Without Counting!

by Hazel Straub

Forgiveness, as defined in the Bible, means to send away the offense, from yourself and from the one who offended you.  As an act of your will, release the offender, from the debt owed you, never to bring it up again.

God shows his love for us that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8) He forgave us, when we were his enemies. Jesus was righteous and sinless and before he gave his last breath, he said, “Father, forgive them, they know not what they do.” (Luke 23:34) This forgiveness and mercy made a way for us, to receive forgiveness, for our sins (missing the target).

To receive God’s forgiveness, we must release the offenses against us and the offender. Don’t confuse forgiveness with a feeling. It is a decision and act of the will, to let the offense go. It allows God to heal the wounds, in your soul. The offense sent away can no longer plague you and rob your peace of mind. Otherwise, you relive the wrongs done to you and exist in negativity, hurt and anger.

Jesus instructed us, to forgive (let it go), without counting, no matter how many times you do it. If you do not forgive, you judge the other person and will find yourself repeating similar negative patterns, to what the offender has done. When you let the offense go and consider the debt paid, you will receive mercy and forgiveness, with your sins forgiven by God. Life will be much sweeter.

“Be kind and tender-hearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ, forgave you.” (Ephesians 4:32 )

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  1. What a great reminder about forgiveness! Truly something that takes a lifetime to work on, yet God did it so lovingly for us! God Bless you! 🙂

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    • God the forgiver lives inside of us and helps us to let it go. Abundant blessings.

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  2. The command to forgive is often misinterpreted by many as permission to condone the sin. But the message is clear: we must forgive the sinner to be forgiven ourselves.

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    • It is so releasing not to carry bitterness! Forgiveness is for our good.

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  3. Yaaassss!

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  4. Reblogged this on thehouseofprayers.

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  5. Yes and Amen!

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  6. Powerful!

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  7. Hope you don’t mind me sharing this – it links to some of the things I am working through and have blogged about recently. Thanks you.

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  8. Great message on forgiveness. Releasing the offender and the offenses. Have a great day.

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  9. Yes. One of the core traits of the character of Jesus.
    Ron

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  10. Amen

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  11. Forgiveness is an action word. There is no forgiveness, if the heart isn’t first willing to act! Well said, God bless!

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    • Warren, forgiveness does call for action. You are welcome. Blessings!

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