Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord how oft shall my brother sin against me and I forgive him? Till seven times? Jesus said unto him, I say not unto thee, until seven times; but, until seventy times seven. Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, which would take account of his servant"(Matthew 18:21-23 KJV).
Many feel that forgiveness should be earned. But that is not what the Scripture says. It encourages us to forgive unconditionally. Peter assumed that seven times were amply tome to forgive anyone. Jesus responds that seven times is not sufficient but that you should forgive seventy times seven, unlimited forgiveness must applied.
So, think about this and then ask yourself, can I follow after what Jesus had spoken to His disciple? If we are followers after Jesus Christ, then we must also follow his instructions. It might seem hard when someone ahs deliberated hurt you over and over again, but if we ask Jesus to help us, He will. Many times we have to cast that care on Jesus, so we can walk in forgiveness with whom has wrong us. Regardless of who the person is, we must learn to forgive them, so that the Lord will forgive us. Just a word of wisdom for today.
Far too many Christians are walking in unforgiveness. Annie Dennis Eskridge, author of Sin Abides...website: http://www.ruthplace.com and my email is email@example.com