The word forgiveness draws various reactions. If we’re talking about God’s forgiveness of us, it can be a soothing topic resulting in gratitude and peace. If we need to seek forgiveness from someone we’ve wronged, we might wrangle a bit with our pride before we finally approach that person in humility—but our resulting cleared conscience makes it well worth the effort.
Usually, however, the most uncomfortable kind of forgiveness is what we must extend to someone who has wronged us or hurt us deeply. The Bible says a lot about this kind of forgiveness—perhaps because our emotions arm wrestle with it and other lingering memories skirmish with it. It’s really hard to do.
Find out what God’s Word says about forgiveness, how essential it is to understand, and how to actually do it . . . if we want to grow in our walk with God.
It usually takes two to dance the forgiveness tango. Not always, but usually. Let’s review some of the basic steps in the dance. By the way, if dancing isn’t your thing, all these steps work just as well sitting down!
Integrity is the most important character trait you can develop. It means behaving and thinking in a way consistent with your personal values and beliefs. This article is designed to create a better understanding of integrity. For the next 30 days read the questions and allow them to spark deeper personal reflection and life change.