How man times have you heard someone say…“Forgiveness isn’t for them, it’s for you”? How many times have you said it?
It sounds good in sermons. It makes us sound deep and profound in conversations. It looks good on social media…
But, it’s simply not true and not biblical. It reduces forgiveness to a selfish act.
Think about it. What does God get out of forgiving us? What’s in it for Him. He’s still God. He’s still Holy. He still has all power. He even still has the fellowship of the angels whether He forgives us or not. So, why does He forgive us?
Because when God forgives us, He does it for US and not HIMSELF.
Granting forgiveness is a SELFLESS act that God commands us to do for one another as He does for us. It’s another way we conform to His character and His image.
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