Monday, June 15, 2020

Today's Verse : Matthew 6:15

But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins. — Matthew 6:15 


Can you think of a more frightening thought than God not forgiving our sins? We know how much he paid so our sins could be forgiven! We know how much he loves us! We know how much he wants us to be in relationship with him! So why would he withhold his forgiveness? Because we demonstrate that we have not received it or do not understand it! God is gracious and he will not accept those who are not gracious!


Holy God, there are those that I do find it difficult to forgive. Please, right now while I'm praying, soften my heart by your Spirit, cleanse my soul of any bitterness or resentment, and please empower me to let go of the pain of the past and forgive. I thank you for this grace to not only be forgiven, but to also forgive. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

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Today's Verse Illustrated

Illustration of Matthew 6:15


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1 comment:

  1. Wow! You do know this truly could be terrifying. To think I could go about thinking I am forgiven, but yet still carrying the weight of my sins, and attracting its penalties. Only because I fail to obey the commandment to forgive. Most of my life, I truly thought this was easy and straight forward. I genuinely never put too much weight on an offense. Only recently within, the last 10 years, I have had a string of events that had broken the hedge for me. One thing kept leading to another until the seeming knockout occurred. Today, I treasure that scripture, "be sober and vigilant for your enemy like a roaring lion goeth about seeking whom to devour." Been there, done that, by God's grace I am wiser. We truly need to guide our hearts with all diligence to be sure there is no root of bitterness to give the enemy entry. May the Lord God continue to carry us all in Jesus' name. Amen


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