{Luke 17:3-4; NLT}

“So watch yourselves!
“If another believer sins, rebuke that person; then if there is repentance, forgive. Even if that person wrongs you seven times a day and each time turns again and asks forgiveness, you must forgive.”

To receive forgiveness cannot be our ultimate end.  When we are genuinely grateful for forgiveness given us, we will in turn extend grace and forgiveness  to others.  This is what it means to live in grace, to live in an unending stream of forgiveness.  Grace both receives and gives forgiveness without measure.  To receive the grace of God and yet treat others ungraciously is an act of wickedness.  No matter how much we are required to forgive in others, it pales in comparison to what God has forgiven in relationship to us.

Erwin McManus, Uprising, p. 123

Questions to consider:

  • Why is it so important for us to forgive those who have wronged us?
  • What makes forgiving so difficult?
  • Why did God forgive us?
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