Forgiveness means I relinquish my right to get even.

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Forgive 3Last time we considered some myths regarding forgiveness.  So, what does real forgiveness look like anyway?  In Romans 12:19 we are told to leave revenge in God’s hands.  When I am ready to forgive, I decide to relinquish my right to get even.  That may sound unfair, because it is.  Forgiveness isn’t fair.  Was it fair for Jesus Christ to die for your sins and mine?  We’re the ones who sinned.  The Bible says the wages of sin is death.  The blood price had to be paid for our sin.  Jesus Christ, the sinless Son of God died in our place.  He is the One who offers us the free gift of eternal life.  Forgiveness is a gift of God’s grace.  There is nothing fair about it.

It is interesting to see how we always seem to want justice for everyone else, but we desire forgiveness and grace for ourselves. …

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