As We Forgive Our Debtors!
“And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.” Luke 11:4
Forgiveness is the currency we used to settle debt with our debtors. The more we forgive, the more our debt of sin will be forgiven through the blood of Jesus Christ. The Bible says: “forgive them who have wronged you, for they know not what they do.”
However, some of our actions may lead to an offense, and when offenses are not rightly approached, it will unavoidably lead to unforgiveness. The scriptures, on different occasions and in various teachings, admonish us on how to live happily, joyfully, and healthily. One of the reasonable measures of living is forgiveness. Anyone who lives all their life full of unforgiveness has successfully robbed himself of joy, happiness, excitement, and all fun that life offers.
An aged man once lived, and one of his sons asked him what he desired to advise him on. The old man spoke cheerfully and said, ‘I could live as long as I have lived and be happy all days because of what I call forgiveness diet.’ He further explained that forgiveness should be a daily diet that human beings should take. And this is a ‘truth diet’ indeed.
Could it be that many live in bitterness, hatred, anger, regret, and shortens their life just because of unforgiveness? Though, many live longer but stay moody, embittered, hateful and hostile because they refuse to forgive an offense. Many have refused to go into another relationship, contractual or marital, because of unforgiveness. The consequences of unforgiveness are numerous, and you know what it has caused, denied, and robbed you off as well.
Matthew 18:35 says, “So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you if ye from your hearts forgive not everyone his brother their trespasses.”
Lord, by Your Blood, I break and destroy the evil covenant of SIN entered against me now in Jesus’ name.