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As the Lord Has Forgiven Us

When God sacrificed His only Son as payment for all our sins, He was showing just how great His love for us truly is. For as in Adam all are dead, we are now alive through Jesus Christ our Lord.

“Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.”

(Colossians 3:12-13)

Unless it is a sin against the Holy Spirit, no sin is too great for God to forgive. For God is faithful in His promises, generous in His love, unwavering in His forgiveness, and kind to all. He provides us peace when everything seems to collapse around us, hope when there is no hope, grace when we need it most and joy when sorrow grips our heart.

In the same way, we ought to forgive others as God has forgiven us. Our lives depend on God’s mercy, so should we be merciful to others as a way to show them who God is and how His nature lives in us through Christ and by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Of ourselves, we are as specks in the sand. Had God not called us to Himself, we would be nothing. Our repentance through His Son reconciled us to our Father. He has forgiven us and forever we will be part of His eternal family, whose members of His household no one can remove. Therefore, forgive, as the Lord has forgiven us.


Jack Flacco is an author and the founder of Looking to God Ministries, an organization dedicated to spreading the Word of God through outreach programs, literature and preaching.

10 thoughts on “As the Lord Has Forgiven Us

  1. I used to wonder about the “blasphemy against the Holy Spirit,” until I considered His service to the believer.
    His primary focus is to convict the world of sin, righteousness and judgement (John 16:8). So blasphemy against Him is not just saying a couple words, but in one’s heart so fully resisting Him that there is nothing more God can do to draw one to Himself.
    ❤️& 🙏, c.a.

    1. If we hate the works of the Holy Spirit, then we hate God. God gives His spirit to those who repent, but if they turn away, there will be no mercy on those who have tasted the fruit of life and now do evil in the eyes of the LORD, blaspheming the Holy Spirit. Blessing always.

  2. Agreed 10-fold. Forgiveness hasn’t always been the easiest for me. For a long time, I was driven by the grudges I held and I got far because of it. But when I read the Bible and learned from Jesus’s example…it’s incredible. So when I pray, I pray not only to be forgiven, but for the strength to forgive others.

    1. I have been the same and God has also forgiven me, as I have forgiven others. O how great a testimony you have given to the works that our Father has done in you! God bless

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