Father Forgive Me

And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your wrongdoing.  Mark 11:25

“I would never make that mistake, my children will never do that, and I can’t believe a good person would do something like that.” Some statements most of us have made and some of us have had to eat.

We do love to judge others. Somehow when we see someone caught in a sin or guilty of something we believe it relieves us a bit and makes what we do look; if not ok at least better.

We somehow feel that if we stand on the failures and sins of others that it diminishes our own sin and responsibility. That it makes us taller. It does not, it only makes us guilty. It has been said that the Christian army is the only army that shoots it’s wounded. Sadly we do just that.  Let a well known member of the church, a preacher, any believer make a mistake and the rest of the church and family of God will be on them like chickens in a hen house on a wounded chick. I have known some very good people who made mistakes, sinned and failed God and their responsibility only to be left in the house of the wounded forever. The verse not only warns us against such judgment and unforgiving spirit it says very clearly that we should ask God only to forgive us in the same manner and measure that we are willing to forgive others.

I wonder how many of our sins God is waiting to forgive because we have not forgiven others. Do I believe that this is easy to do; no I do not believe such, but I do believe it is a direction from our heavenly Father? I don’t fully understand that statement even after having made it but is that not what the scripture says? Forgive others so that God can forgive us.

This one will require me to do a lot of work.

Ivan

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Published in: on November 15, 2013 at 12:05 am  Comments (1)  

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  1. Amen
    Cant except grace
    If you can’t give it
    Thanks Ivan


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