As humans, we are not infallible; we can make mistakes to our fellows both knowingly and unknowingly, but we must forgive one another in order to maintain peace and brotherly love.

Colossians 3:13

[13]Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.

What you may have gone through as someone erred against you may have been a difficult time for you as a Christian or believer, it may have cost you long-term or short-term pains, but we are to forgive one another.

The Bible explains why we must forgive and the power it possesses when we forgive one another.

"How many times do I have to forgive?" someone might ask.

Well Jesus said or made it clear that we should forgive all the time. 

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.

What is 70 times 7? 

1400 is the answer right? 

Are you going to keep track of how many times people have wronged you?

Then Abba Father will begin to tire of us when our sins total 1400.

If we do not want it that way, we must forgive others.

In this article, I'll explain why you should forgive and the benefits of forgiving others.

1. God Will Forgive You 

Matthew 6:14

[14]For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:

When you forgive a brother or sister, God will forgive you.

We mostly sin against God, and we sin against Him far more than our neighbors do to us, so when we can find a place in our hearts to forgive, we will be shown mercy.

Job 42:10

[10]And the LORD turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before.

The Lord blessed Job once more when he obeyed the Lord's voice and prayed for his three enemies. If it had been you and me, we would have rejected them because they are not good friends. They don't believe in us, so we'll claim they're fake and are laughing at our misfortune. Overall, the Lord commanded Job to pray for them, and this is how Job was restored.

Matthew 5:7

[7]Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

Luke 6:37

[37]Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven:

2. It Brings Peace And Unity Among Brethren 

Proverbs 17:9

[9]He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter separateth very friends.

When we forgive others for what they have done to us, a peaceful relationship continues; however, when the matter is repeated or we continue to harbor hatred because of the wrong they have done us, we will be separated by misunderstanding or hatred.

Forgiveness brings unity to marriages, friendships, and families, among other things.

3. It Is A Commandment 

Matthew 5:44

[44]But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;


The Bible says that we must forgive those who sin against us in this way.

We must learn to forgive on a daily basis in order for our prayers to be answered and for us not to become corrupt as a result of the evil they have caused us. We must do this on a daily basis in order for our hearts to be clean before the Lord.

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