I point this only at myself: God’s Measure for Forgiveness from Exp God

Posted by admin on March 13, 2015 in Bible, from Experiencing God Day-By-Day, Uncategorized |
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[14] “If you forgive those who sin against you, your heavenly Father will forgive you. [15] But if you refuse to forgive others, your Father will not forgive your sins.  Mt 6:14-15 NLTse
… you need to revisit what you were like when God first forgave you. Ep 2 indicates you were a “foreigner” and a “child of wrath.” Yet God forgave your most grievous sin and rebellion against Him. While you were still rejecting God, Christ died for you ([8] But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.  Ro 5:8). This being so, how can you refuse to forgive …
… Forgiveness is a choice. Jesus looked down on those who had ruthlessly and mockingly nailed Him to a cross, yet …([34] Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they are doing.” And the soldiers gambled for his clothes by throwing dice. Lk 23:34).  How, then, can we refuse to forgive…
 …Jesus said that the measure in which we are forgiving is the same standard God will use in forgiving us. God’s ways are very different from ours. God’s forgiveness is not based on standards we determine, but on the standards He established in His Word. God allows for no exceptions when it comes to forgiveness…
 …([32] Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you. Ep 4:32; [13] Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others.  Col 3:13).

…Would you want God to forgive you in the same way you are presently forgiving others?

Ephesians Chapter 2 
Made Alive with Christ
 [2:1] Once you were dead because of your disobedience and your many sins….
…[5] that even though we were dead because of our sins, he gave us life when he raised Christ from the dead. (It is only by God’s grace that you have been saved!)
…8] God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. [9] Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it. …
…[16] Together as one body, Christ reconciled both groups to God by means of his death on the cross, and our hostility toward each other was put to death….
… [20] Together, we are his house, built on the foundation of the apostles and the prophets. And the cornerstone is Christ Jesus himself. [21] We are carefully joined together in him, becoming a holy temple for the Lord….

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