Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection are all rooted in one concept, forgiveness. We are sinners who owe a debt we cannot pay. Jesus, perfect, sinless, blameless, paid our sin debt with His blood on the cross.
This week we will look at that forgiveness.
How often should we forgive?
“Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times?22 Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.” (Matthew 18:21-22)
“Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him.4 And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him.” (Luke 17:3-4)
If a believer truly repents of their sin and asks for our forgiveness, the Bible says we are to forgive them. There is no number of times. Each one of us is forgiven daily by God. We should follow His example.
Will we choose to forgive?
Tom Stearns, WASI Chaplain, 907 715-4001