The Topic of Deeper Life Daily Manna Devotional  is “The Gift of Forgiveness

Today’s  Scripture: Matthew 18:23-35 (KJV)

“Then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto him, O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt… Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellowservant…?” – (Matthew 18:32,33)

Forgiveness is the act of letting go of anger, resentment, and bitterness towards someone who has wronged you. It is a gift that we can give to others, and it is also a gift that we can receive from God.

Forgiveness is not easy. It takes time, effort, and humility. But it is a necessary step in healing from hurt and moving on with our lives.

The Bible teaches us about the importance of forgiveness. In the parable of the unmerciful servant, Jesus tells the story of a servant who was forgiven a huge debt by his master. But then, the servant refused to forgive a small debt owed to him by another servant. When the master found out, he was angry and had the unforgiving servant thrown into prison.

This parable teaches us that forgiveness is not something that we can withhold from others. If we have been forgiven by God, then we must also be willing to forgive others.

Forgiveness is not about condoning the wrong that was done to us. It is about letting go of our anger and bitterness so that we can be free from the pain of the past.

When we forgive, we are not saying that what happened was okay. We are simply saying that we are no longer going to let it control our lives.

Forgiveness is a powerful gift. It can heal our hearts, free us from anger and bitterness, and restore our relationships. If you are struggling to forgive someone, I encourage you to pray for help. God is willing to give you the strength and grace to forgive.

Thought for the day:

  • They who forgive most, shall be most forgiven.

This thought reminds us that the more we forgive others, the more we will be forgiven by God. When we forgive, we are showing love and compassion to others, and this is what God desires from us.

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