3 Bible Tips: Forgiving
1. Jesus Christ explained that if we won't forgive others, God won't forgive us.
"'And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors… For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses'" (Matthew 6:12, 14-15).
2. How often should we forgive? Lots and lots.
Is it enough to forgive seven times? No!
"Then Peter came to Him and said, ''Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Up to seven times?' Jesus said to him, 'I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven'" (Matthew 18:21-22).
3. Though we expect more of our Christian brothers and sister, we must not forget to forgive them when they let us down.
"And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you" (Ephesians 4:32).
For more on forgiving, see Forgive, and You Shall Be Forgiven.