Insights on Forgiveness

Luke 23:34 (NKJV) 34 Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.” And they divided His garments and cast lots.

  •  We all do things that hurt others that we might not even realize.
  • Jesus forgave them before they asked.
  • Jesus forgives us before we ask, but until we ask we don’t enjoy that forgiveness. (1 John 1:9, NKJV)
  • We need to forgive others before they ask.
  • They do not enjoy that forgiveness until they ask. (Rom. 12:19, NKJV)
  • Forgiveness does not represent weakness; it is the portal way to power.
  • Forgiveness can lead to reconciliation. (Luke 23:39-43, NKJV; Gen. 50:19-20, NKJV)
  • It’s never too late to forgive and be reconciled.
  • Forgiveness is not just letting go, but giving the problems to your Father.
  • Forgiveness doesn’t forfeit justice, it guarantee’s it. (Gen. 50:19-20, NKJV; 12:19, NKJV & TEV)
  • Not forgiving hurts you worse than the person you don’t forgive. (Luke 23:39-43, NKJV)
  • We will all need forgiveness in our life. (Matt. 6:12, TLB; Matt. 6:14-15, NKJV)
  • The forgiven, forgive.