March 03, 2019: SOAP #3377:   Numbers 32-33; Mark 10 Scripture:  Mark (NIV) 11:25 And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.” Observation:   How important is forgiveness?   It is so important that I forgive others that my Heavenly Father will […]

March 03, 2019: SOAP #3377:   Numbers 32-33; Mark 10

Scripture:  Mark (NIV) 11:25 And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.”

Observation:   How important is forgiveness?   It is so important that I forgive others that my Heavenly Father will not forgive me if I do not forgive others!     It is very important to my Heavenly Father so, it is very important to me!

It is very reasonable for God to hold me to this standard.   When I received Christ as my Savior, the Great Forgiver took up residence in my life.   He is always with me to help me forgive.   He is always with me to remind me that I have been forgiven.   He is always with me to remind me that His death on the cross was sufficient to not only pay for my sins, but also the sins against me!

Application:  Knowing my life better than most people, I KNOW how much I need forgiveness.   It is important for me to forgive.

Knowing how fragile live can be and how quickly it can be over, I KNOW how quickly I need to forgive.   I cannot afford to hold a grudge!

Prayer:   Holy Spirit, I need your help to forgive.   Help me to remember that forgiveness is a choice and forgetting is a process.    Amen

Pastor Leon
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