“And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.”
King James Version (KJV)
Chris's comment on 2020-04-13 22:17:46:
Luke 6:29: "& unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek, offer also the other; & him that taketh away thy cloak, forbid not to take thy coat also". When Jesus spoke those words, He showed the example of love and non-retaliation that we as believers need to exhibit to those who despise us.This is a great testimony of the love of Christ that no man can speak against. It IS hard to perform, especially in a culture where the opposite is the norm, but we are called to live on a higher plane. You are right: to pray for them (Mt 5:44), to speak gently to them (Prov 15:1), & give them space to reflect & maybe reconcile (Mt 5:24). And to "offer your coat" meant that one would be cold in the Winter.
Noel's comment on 2020-04-13 07:54:14:
My grandmother always taught my cousins and me to turn the other cheek, but it is a challenge when you have people during your life time that you don't like, even now. God is testing us and I put my faith in him and just pray for that person(s) and just move on. Life is too short. God is love!!
Bob's comment on 2015-03-16 08:24:34:
So often it is forgotten how the point is Jesus showed us how to live our lives for 33 years , before suffering on the Cross for our sins .
Phyllis Venkataya's comment on 2015-03-04 06:46:03:
Living a more focused life, and lifestyle of forgiveness isn 't easy, but so worth it in the end.
MockingBird's comment on 2014-09-28 05:33:38:
The way Jesus forgave is before I ever did anything. With Holy Spirit help I can do the same thing. I cannot do it on my own . It is Quite the Blessing to forgive as I have been forgiven.
Ivor's comment on 2014-09-28 05:31:18:
I 've read the entire Chapter 4 I come from Lying to my spouse and fornication elsewhere when I read the entire chapter I realise how much I destroyed God 's grace and trust. I think of how we are under Grace and not the law because God saw it fit for us to have our sins forgiven. To forgive those whom I clearly have hatred and ill feelings towards for how they have built their relationship with me. Then I think of the disciples asking Jesus how are we to forgive 70 times 7 and I lack this to. How can I be called God 's child still and be forgiven. I 've been wrestling in prayer asking God to forgive me every second for what I have done. I 'm reminded of my mistakes everyday being separated by the 1 person who matters yet I destroyed the very next chapter to this. "God help me find your clemency so that I can turn my life around. "
BSP's comment on 2013-11-20 05:53:28:
When we sit and think about how God freely forgave our sins by means of the sacrifice of his son Jesus, it helps us to be able to forgive others. This is what is pleasing to God.
Daniel's comment on 2013-09-09 19:57:14:
Sometimes it can be difficult to forgive, that why we have to pray for help to achieve this.
Oluwabukola's comment on 2013-01-21 21:01:46:
Great to forgive.