God is always willing to forgive us
How have you experienced God’s forgiveness?
Come back to me, and I will heal your wayward hearts.
1 Kings 19:3-4
Even if he wrongs you seven times a day and each time turns again and asks forgiveness, forgive him.
About this week’s promise
Since forgiveness is an expression of love, a person whose life has an endless supply of love should be demonstrating an endless supply of forgiveness. We can experience unlimited love in our relationship with God. It is this resource that makes it possible for us to forgive others again and again. First, we recognize that God forgives us time and time again. Second, we want to express God’s love in a world that needs desperately to witness it.
adapted from TouchPoint Bible with devotional commentary by Ron Beers and Gilbert Beers, Tyndale House Publishers (1996), p 904
For more on forgiveness, see Radical Forgiveness by Julie Ann Barnhill, Tyndale House Publishers (2004).
Julie Ann Barnhill helps women understand and embrace the power of Christ to eradicate sin and establish a new life of freedom. Enjoy her typically sassy yet vulnerable style as Julie shares from her own and other women’s experiences. Along the way you’ll see what real forgiveness looks like in everyday life and relationships.
It is far better to forgive and forget than to hate and remember.
AUTHOR UNKNOWN”I can forgive, but I cannot forget,” is only another way of saying, “I will not forgive.”
HENRY WARD BEECHER
Content is derived from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation and other publications of Tyndale Publishing House