Forgiveness is an essential doctrine to understand about God. In fact knowing doing the will o God begins here as God for the Christians. Without forgiveness, we have neither hope nor life with God. God promises us a life not just on this earth but everlasting, even after death. Actually, the more after death is an infinite number of years forever and ever with God. He does not want any us to miss that.
Why is forgiveness so important? In order t forgive you need something forgive. What do we forgive as humans? We usually say I forgive him other of something they have done against us. What other person has done has hurt us. You feel it in your feelings and emotions and in usually it affects our reputation, property, and family. It is something that we would like to take revenge or pay back. We like to pay back if possible double damage to that person who hurt us.
Knowing and doing the will of God will set us right. This teaches us that the will of God is ready to forgive and he does and that is the doing part. He just does not talk about it, but if we take proper to satisfy him, he forgives. If you do ever do his will, we need to learn to forgive.
People sometimes forgive but do not forget. Are we supposed to forget as well? Well, let us think for moment and if you do not forget, that means you remember. Remembrance of something bad is not a good thing. It can com e up with feelings of hatred start the same old feelings again for that person.
Forgiveness means you also forget. People will tell you I forgave but did not forget. That is half-baked forgiveness not full forgiveness. This is the kind that satisfied other human associates. We forgive to please others and not he person who hurt us.
God forgives and forgets. He puts our sins in the depth of the e ocean and remembers them no more. If we do not forgive like that then our forgiveness is worth nothing.
Knowing and doing the will of God will teach us forgive like God does. Jesus said if you do not forgive, others of their sins God would not forgive yours. Remember that whenever you ask to forgive you of your sins against him you should also have already forgiven someone who has done something wrongs against you.
Robert Fenn is a pastor, preacher, mentor and bible teacher for over 40 years. His writings reflect his personal daily walk, struggles, victories and failures. He loves to share God’s unfailing love, protection and guidance to others throughout his life.