Isaiah 43:25; Romans 5:10; 6:17-18, 23; 2 Corinthians 5:18–21; Ephesians 2:13–19; Colossians 2:13-14
In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses.
When Jesus’ disciples asked Him how many times they should forgive someone, Jesus gave them a surprising answer. As many times as a person asks for forgiveness, we should forgive. Jesus shared a story with His followers that revealed just how much God forgives us. Our forgiveness should look like God’s forgiveness and when we understand just how much God has forgiven us, we will forgive others.
God Is Gracious – God Gives Forgiveness
Every person who has ever lived has chosen to reject God, and we deserve to be punished. We deserve complete separation from God because we have willfully chosen to disobey God’s law and run from Him. However, God is gracious in that He gives us exactly the opposite of what we deserve. Instead of punishment, He provides a way of salvation by sending Jesus to take the punishment we deserve. We deserve punishment, but instead, we receive grace. Grace is getting a gift that we do not deserve. The way that we receive grace is through forgiveness. When we confess our sins the Bible tells us that He is faithful and just to forgive us of our sins because of His redeeming grace.
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