True love is forgiving: God loves me so He forgives me for missing His goal (aka sin) for my life. Jesus paid the penalty for me. Colossians 1:14 says that in God’s beloved Son “we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.” Now that is huge news. It deserves a “news alert”.
The Amplified Bible translates the last phrase like this: “the forgiveness of our sins and the cancellation of sins’ penalty.”
God’s gracious forgiveness of my sin is to be the measure of my gracious forgiveness of others.
Bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Master forgave you, so also should you. | Colossians 3:13
I miss God’s goal (aka sin). There is a penalty for that. Unless … I am forgiven.
So there is great news! Forgiveness in the Bible is a “release” or a “dismissal” of something…
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