Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Is Forgiveness Fair?

“See to it that no one falls short of the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many” Hebrews 12:15.
Have you ever known a bitter person? Someone who because of a past hurt continues to hold a grudge. Bitterness is contagious. if you are around bitter people it could rub off on you. Bitterness will cause trouble. It will affect your physical, emotional relational and spiritual life The Bible tells us to see that no bitter root grows up and causes trouble. The only way for that to happen is to forgive. All of us have been hurt, lied to, betrayed maybe even abused.

We live on a broken planet where people hurt one another. But if you don’t get grace in your heart, it’s going to make you a hostage of bitterness. Forgiveness is the antidote for the poison of bitterness.
Is forgiveness fair? Absolutely not. You don’t forgive a person because it’s the fair thing to do. You forgive a person because it’s the right thing to do, and because you don’t want your heart full of poison. You don’t want your heart holding on to the hurt and the hate. But it is not about fairness. It is not about justice. It’s about grace. Forgiveness is free, but it is not cheap. It cost Jesus his life. It cost God his Son. And as Jesus was dying on the cross, with his arms outstretched and the blood dripping down, he said, “Father, forgive them! They don’t know what they’re doing.” As our heavenly father has forgiven us, we are to forgive one another.
Your pastor and partner in ministry,

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