Thursday, September 29, 2016
Forgive Everyone Everything
By the way, in this verse, Jesus is not referring to God's forgiveness (that comes with our salvation and reconciliation) which we receive when we repent and believe in Jesus Christ and His finished redemptive work on the cross. The penalty for our sin is fully paid by Christ and we are fully forgiven by grace alone through faith in Christ alone. Our eternal destiny does not depend on our forgiving others. Here Jesus is referring to our day-to-day prayer of confession, asking God to forgive us our sins (1 John 1:9). Our sweet fellowship with our Heavenly Father is interrupted by sin (including the sin of unforgiveness).