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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!
But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.
In Jesus’ world, unforgiveness is a mortal sin. Jesus said in verse 14, “If we forgive others, God the Father will forgive us. Now Jesus teaches it conversely. In other words, “Forgive Or Die.”
This sounds harsh but God will have no mercy on His own people who know better, and who insist on harboring unforgiveness in their hearts. Unforgiveness turns to bitterness in time. Bitterness, if not checked, turns to hatred and hatred kills the body. It starts with the soul then moves to the flesh, often exhibiting itself in a physiological killer disease. But let’s take it one step further, if God refuses to forgive us for unforgiveness that means eternity without Jesus!! So it’s reasonable to say, “Forgive Or Die.” Before you go off on me, the Lord still firmly places the choice in your hand and mine. We know what to do. Will we do what our Lord commands? Simply FORGIVE and MOVE ON with your fantastic life.
I call on Your name today to help me keep forgiving. It’s humbling, but doesn’t cost anything except my selfish pride. I want to keep saying in my heart, “I Forgive.” Amen