Colossians 3:13 “Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the LORD forgave you!”
Absolute Absolution (Completely forgiven) by GOD but not man;
Oh! What contrast — ironic!
When Creation refuses HIS crimson redemption, how backwards the
thought that our clay shun HIS hands!
Oh that none would reject HIM or hinder another from being set free! So grant Absolution like CHRIST…did for you!
As HIServant freely forgiving afresh just as HE has forgiven forever…this soul,
Devotional: Matthew 18:21-22 “Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “LORD, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?” 22 JESUS answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy times seven.”
When someone finally realizes it ultimately doesn’t matter whether it’s seventy times seven or seventy seven times…then lasting forgiveness can reign in one’s life.
Because Isaiah 55:7 is clear!
“Let the wicked forsake their ways and the unrighteous their thoughts. Let them turn to the LORD, and HE will have mercy on them, and to our GOD, for HE will freely pardon.”
But what did CHRIST say about the Pharisees’ lack of forgiveness and compassion?
Matthew 23:13 “But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you shut up the kingdom of heaven against men; for you neither go in yourselves, nor do you allow those who are entering to go in.
HE has freely pardoned me so how can I still relentlessly cling to Resentment and Unforgiveness?
Oh my soul! Release those around you as well as yourself from those chains! Rest in CHRIST and lead others to do the same!
Amen and amen!