Forgiveness: Seventy Times Seven

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Matthew 18:21-22

21 Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? 22 Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.

Dear Forgiving Father-

You are such a forgiving Father each and every day. You say in Your Word that you forgive us 70 x 7 times and that we are to forgive others to that same measure. The beauty of this passage spoken to Peter is that You Father show us your heart. You don't hold a grudge against us or hold our sins over our head. You forgive us so often and so freely. You show us how kind you are to us. We also see a glimpse into your heart Father in that you continue to love us and you teach us to forgive others. You show us Your endless grace and your never-ending mercy. Forgiveness is often so hard because many of us have very deep scars seen and unseen caused by other people in this life. So much hurt, so much brokenness in marriages, families, and between friends. 

So much pain and hurt that leaves us in a state of unforgiveness. Years go by and we carry the burden. The result of this creates a hardened calloused heart towards others, (Matthew 18:35). Lord I ask you Father that you would forgive me for not forgiving others. Seventy times seven You forgive. Thank you so much dearest Father. Your heart pours out rivers of living water that restores us, renews us, and forgives us. Seventy times seven. You never let us go. 

You won't let go of my hand. Even in the battle You are with me, I will not be broken in the fight, You will go before me and behind me, You never Let me go.

In The Name Above All Names-

Sammy K. Bonfim

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