Dr. Charles Stanley 18 September 2022 In Touch Daily Devotional | Forgiveness Without Limits
Read Today’s In Touch Daily Devotional For Sunday 18th September 2022 written by Dr. Charles Stanley to inspire and bless you through God’s Word Amen! Kindly share with others.
Dr. Charles Stanley 18 September 2022 In Touch Daily Devotional
Topic: Forgiveness Without Limits
MESSAGE: Dr. Charles Stanley 18 September 2022 In Touch Daily Devotional
We can trust God with our pain and depend on Him to show us how best to love others.
To get the most out of this devotion, set aside time to read the scriptures referenced throughout.
No one likes to be at odds with a friend or loved one. But thankfully, the gift of forgiveness is always available to us. And it’s one we must learn to both give and receive repeatedly on the long road of sanctification.
In Matthew 18:21-22, Peter asks Jesus how many times he must forgive a brother’s failings, and the disciple’s estimate falls dramatically short: Up to seven times, he suggests.
Jesus’ answer is shocking in its extravagance: He tells Peter that he must forgive “up to seventy times seven” (KJV). What the Lord means is that forgiveness has no limits.
In the Christian life, our goal is to become like Christ in every way, and our attitude toward releasing others from their wrongs is no exception.
Jesus said the greatest commandment is to “love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind,” but we are also called to love our neighbors as ourselves (Matthew 22:36-40). Forgiveness is one of the most powerful ways we demonstrate that love.
Think About It
Is it easy for you to forgive others, or is it a challenge? Do you struggle to ask for forgiveness?
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