THE COST OF AN UNFORGIVING HEART

THE COST OF AN UNFORGIVING HEART. 

THE COST OF AN UNFORGIVING HEART


There are many people in this world who cannot forgive. How can one develop that kind of heart towards others? 

By way of offense. 

Forgiveness is one of the more important issues in God's kingdom since it is a display of mercy.

Easy-to-Read Version Matthew 23:23 “It will be bad for you teachers of the law and you Pharisees! You are hypocrites! You give God a tenth of the food you get, even your mint, dill, and cumin. But you don’t obey the really important teachings of the law—being fair, showing mercy, and being faithful. These are the things you should do. And you should also continue to do those other things.


Many individuals enjoy doing other things, such as giving, visiting hospitals, preaching quotations to quotations, and praying all day long, yet they are unable to demonstrate mercy. 

THE COST OF AN UNFORGIVING HEART


They seek vengeance and are unable to express sincere love because they have been offended. Forgiving a brother, forgiving a son, forgiving a teacher, forgiving a pupil, forgiving anyone has wronged you is a weightier matter.

Easy-to-Read Version Matthew 6:12 Forgive our sins, just as we have forgiven those who did wrong to us.

Have you taken the proper steps to this prayer based on Jesus' teaching? 

Forgive those who offend against you, and your heavenly Father will forgive your wrongdoing. 

Most of the time, when we go to the Lord, we go with bitterness, holding grudges against others, we give offering while holding grudges against others, we stand on the pulpit to speak boldly while holding grudges against others, but Jesus expected us to forgive each other before we even bring our offering.

Matthew 5:23-24

[23]Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee; 

[24]Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift. 

THE COST OF AN UNFORGIVING HEART


Keeping a pure heart before the Lord is one approach to keep your prayers going on before the Lord. 

Mercy, not only sexual morality also defines purity. It is a divine wisdom. To live in harmony with men and with a free heart. 

How many of us are truly capable of forgiving? 

Nonetheless, we recall all of the Bible quotations. JESUS referred to the Pharisees as hypocrites because they do not forgive one another. 

You can go to the charity home and offer best gifts, you can go to schools and pay poor people's school fees but forgive when you get offended and free your heart. Make peace with men.


Ephesians 4:31-32

[31]Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:

[32]And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.


God expects us to forgive one another because he has forgiven us of our imperfections. We live in an imperfect world made up of people with imperfect hearts. 

Men are not infallible; they can offend you; yet, in order to make peace as a mature Christian, you must forgive, knowing that even the Lord God has forgiven you of your sins.

It is the law of the kingdom that if you do not forgive, you will not be forgiven. 


Matthew 6:15

[15]But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.


The reward of mercy is mercy. 


When you show mercy you shall be shown mercy. If you don't show mercy you can't be shown mercy. It's a law in the kingdom though we are living in grace time.

Matthew 5:7

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

Easy-to-Read Version Matthew 18:23-35 “So God’s kingdom is like a king who decided to collect the money his servants owed him. The king began to collect his money. One servant owed him several thousand pounds of silver. He was not able to pay the money to his master, the king. So the master ordered that he and everything he owned be sold, even his wife and children.


The money would be used to pay the king what the servant owed. “But the servant fell on his knees and begged, ‘Be patient with me. I will pay you everything I owe.’ The master felt sorry for him. So he told the servant he did not have to pay. He let him go free. “Later, that same servant found another servant who owed him a hundred silver coins. He grabbed him around the neck and said, ‘Pay me the money you owe me!’ “The other servant fell on his knees and begged him, ‘Be patient with me. I will pay you everything I owe.’ “But the first servant refused to be patient. He told the judge that the other servant owed him money, and that servant was put in jail until he could pay everything he owed. All the other servants saw what happened. They felt very sorry for the man. So they went and told their master everything that happened. “Then the master called his servant in and said, ‘You evil servant. You begged me to forgive your debt, and I said you did not have to pay anything! So you should have given that other man who serves with you the same mercy I gave you.’ The master was very angry, so he put the servant in jail to be punished. And he had to stay in jail until he could pay everything he owed. “This king did the same as my heavenly Father will do to you. You must forgive your brother or sister with all your heart, or my heavenly Father will not forgive you.”

Learn how to forgive. It will benefit your walk with God. "Forgive with all your heart," he urged. He never told us to hold something back, to distance ourselves, and to just tell them, "I forgive you."

Job's restoration required heartfelt forgiveness. 

The Lord was well aware that Job had become annoyed with his three misguided friends.

o him and even added more pain unto him. So the Lord told him to forgive them and pray for them.

Job 42:7-10  After the Lord finished talking to Job, he spoke to Eliphaz from Teman. He said, “I am angry with you and your two friends, because you did not tell the truth about me, as my servant Job did. So now, Eliphaz, get seven bulls and seven rams. Take them to my servant Job. Kill them and offer them as a burnt offering for yourselves. My servant Job will pray for you, and I will answer his prayer. Then I will not give you the punishment you deserve. You should be punished, because you were very foolish. You did not say what is right about me, as my servant Job did.” So Eliphaz from Teman, Bildad from Shuah, and Zophar from Naamah obeyed the Lord. Then the Lord answered Job’s prayer. Job prayed for his friends, and the Lord made Job successful again. The Lord gave him twice as much as he had before.

Why are you holding something back? 

Why are you having bitterness? 


PRAYER

THE COST OF AN UNFORGIVING HEART


  •  Ask the Lord to give you the heart of forgiveness.
  •  Ask the Lord to give you the boldness and a free heart to go to those who offended you to forgive them. 
  •  Ask the Lord to give you the spirit of mercy. 


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