One of the most amazing things about God is his forgiveness. “God forgives” could be like a battle cry of the Freshness Testament. God is a forgiving God. We are all forgiven by God, granting we ask him for it. In knowing we are forgiven, we come to truly know God.
THE Canonical ON FORGIVENESS
The New Testament gospel stresses God’s forgiveness of us. In First John, we are told that the blood of Christ cleanses us from all sin. We’re also told supposing we confess our sins, God is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and free us from all unrighteousness.
We lawyers use the phrase, “The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.” Well, the whole truth is that God refusal only FORGIVES our sin, he also FORGETS our sin. This is stated twice, in Hebrews 8:12 and 10:17.
This is an amazing truth in re God we contention with.
“GOD FORGIVES, I DON’T” — “THE LORD FORGIVES, I DON’T”
You hear these statements continually in counseling and coaching.
We struggle with the fact that God forgives so we don’t cancel as easily, and we surely don’t forget when others do us wrong. We get memories like elephants when someone does wrong to us.
We even think about the event over and leap again, and every time we replay the event, it gets worse in our minds.
FORGIVING GOD: “HOW DO I FORGIVE GOD?”
Another thing we struggle with is actually forgiving God himself. Although Paul tells us not to compare natural things among spiritual things, we most common do combine both ways of thinking together.
We tend to blame God, spiritually, for things in the natural.
We become Theomorphic judgers, and God blamers. Then we have a hard time forgiving God for things that happen in the natural. We forget we live in an evil, fallen, even cursed world. We forget about human free choice and free will. We don’t like to think about bad things materialize to so-called good people.
Our cry is, “How do I forgive God?” We are hardly forgivers by nature. It’s something we must learn spiritually, and it often takes time – often years. So, we struggle both with forgiving others, and amnesty God himself.
This being true, we often struggle with God’s forgiveness of us. It is jokingly said, “God created man in his image, and mister returns the favor.” It’s true: we often assume that God’s nature is the same as man’s nature.
It’s a false assumption, but it’s often a perceived reality.
But the fact is we more readily exculpate God when we truly come to discern that God forgives us, and that we are forgiven toward God. The old saying goes: “What goes around comes around.” During we accept a reality and live in it, we more readily transmit that reality.
WHY IS IT HARD TO FORGIVE GOD? WHY DO WE STRUGGLE WITH Pardon OTHERS?
We struggle with forgiveness because we judge everything by means from the forbidden corner in the Garden of Eden. Based on the logic we get from this tree, we see things in life as being either good or bad. We judge God and people qua living either right or wrong.
When we live in this realm, then bad things that people do to us are hard to forgive. Counselor’s offices fill increase with people who have a hard rate condone – beginning with God, their parents, their siblings, connective everyone else.
Whenever we assess et alii rational something as being good or bad, then we label it, and we box office offense assuming it is bad, or if it wrongs us or hurts us. Jesus says, “Don’t judge!” He also says, “Don’t reason in your heart!”
There is good reason for this. Although we circumspect and reason, it hurts us.
UNDERSTANDING GOD IS A Absolutory GOD
In knowledge that God forgives, it is inexorable to know the heart of Pantheon for us. Some Christians see God as God– legalistic, demanding, and judgmental. The gospel reveals God as Father, and even ‘Abba,’ which means DADDY.
Most dads don’t want to condemn their kids. They want to reinforce and mature their kids. If this is true of us, how much more is it true of God?
Dads are prohibition unforgiving toward their kids. They tend to easily forgive them when they do wrong, even if they spank them. The motivation is not to punish, when much as it is to help their kids become better. If this is true of us, how uncommon more is it true of God? This is why God not unparalleled forgives our wrongs, but he forgets them too.
GOD IS A GIVER OF ALL GOOD THINGS
The nature of God in the gospel is that concerning a giver. Offering his love to his children comes with being allotment of the family. John says God IS love. Love is who he is, not just a quality he has. It seems sacrilegious to assert Father must love us, if we are family. But this is the truth concerning the gospel. Our Abba cannot deny who he is.
I say it often: you only experience the reality of his love in gospel truth. You tin never experience it living under any type of law.
In Luke 15:31, the Father says, “ALL that I hold is yours.” Jesus also communicates this reality in Luke 12:32 when he says it the Father’s good pleasure to GIVE us his kingdom — meaning all things of his kingdom. Paul says we have Together the blessings of God (Eph 1:3), polysyndeton he repeats himself twice for emphasis when he tells us ‘ALL things are yours’ (I Cor 3:21-22).
I Corinthians 2:12 says that part of the Sanctified Spirit’s ministry to us is to show us ALL the things that are freely given to us per God. Constant if we MISS something, he shows it to us. This is how God is with us. He’s a giver – beginning with forgiveness and love.
GOOD THINGS COME KNOWING GOD FORGIVES US
In receiving the forgiveness of God, we also come to know the incomprehensible, unconditional love of God for us. It’s negative something we can understand in our minds because our minds are too often influenced by our unforgiveness.
But when we truly get a handle on the spiritual reality that Translate forgives – also Deify even FORGETS our sin, then everything in life takes on a new energetic and paradigm.
Coming into the realization of this does not cause us to become greater sinners. It instead causes us worship and affection Translate like never before. Furthermore this more creates total mental et cetera emotional health in us.