The apostle Paul writes that the way we live, is tied to our relationship with
Colossians 3:13 Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. (NLT)
As Christ-followers, how many times have we come before God’s throne of grace and sought forgiveness? Over and over the Savior forgives and forgets . . . “as far as the east is from the west” – right? Now, imagine we have been offended and now we are to extend that same grace . . . what does it mean to forgive as Christ forgave?
When the Lord forgives He does not remember the offense against us or bear a grudge. No matter how often we return — He always forgives. AND when the Lord forgives . . . He treats us as if we had never sinned! That’s Calvary love!
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