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.