Walking in His Light

Walking closer with Him day by day

Category: Forgiveness

“Just Believe” (4.29.2016)

Acts 16:31 – And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.

God has made salvation accessible to everyone and easy to obtain. In fact, it is rather simple. We are not responsible for fulfilling a list of requirements or righteous acts. We do not have to earn salvation ourselves or somehow become worthy. All we have to do is believe.

Our Heavenly Father longs for all His children to be saved. He freely offers salvation to every willing soul. Regardless of your status or situation, the offer remains the same. Do not refuse such a wonderful gift. Take God at His word; believe and be saved.

Further Reading – Romans 10:9, 10, 13 – That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. 13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

 

“Forgive as Christ Forgave”

Colossians 3:13 – Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.

Our God is a perfect example of forgiveness. He tirelessly forgives the trespasses we commit, despite the pain it causes Him every time we sin. He forgives those who blaspheme and curse His name. He even forgave those who betrayed and killed Him. His free forgiveness is available to anyone.

We are called to forgive our brothers and sisters in Christ as God has forgiven us. The same mercy, grace, and plentiful forgiveness we take advantage of every day should be shown to those around us. There is no reason why we should not forgive. No wrong against us can ever be as great as the misdeeds the Lord has forgiven.

When wronged, choose to forgive. Forgive as He forgave the Pharisees and those that betrayed and killed Him. Forgive as freely as He forgives our sins each and every day. Forgive as Christ forgave.

Further Reading – Matthew 18:21-35

Matthew 6:15 – 15 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.