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Sunday, December 20, 2009

The Paradox Of Forgiving Love

God's concept of love is radically different from ours. We tend to love what we like. He loves what is in our best interest. We are inclined to forgive when we think it's in the best interest of someone else. We are inclined to embrace what is comfortable and to avoid what brings pain. He tells us, "Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good." (Romans 12:9).

Loving others requires a willingness to forgive. Forgiving others requires a willingness to love. Both require a deepening relationship with God to make us a reflection of His heart. Only then is love "made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment, because in this world we are like Him" (1 John 4:17 NIV).

The ability to love and forgive can begin only after we have been forgiven by God. Have you experienced the joy of a restored relationship with God through the forgiveness of your sins that He offers through faith in His Son? If not, acknowledge your inability to pay the debt of your sin, ask Him to forgive you, and accept His forgiveness. Begin to experience the freedom to forgive others as God has forgiven you.

-RBC MINISTRIES

4 comments:

Arvin U. de la Peña said...

love without hesitation,hehe..forgive and forget that you have forgiven..

Life Moto said...

Hi Glenda Merry blessed Christmas to you and your family. May you have joy and peace always in your heart !

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MarlyMS said...

Season's greetings to you and to your family.

Marly
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niko said...

hope everything is going well ganda... am always praying for you..

Wishing you a very prosperous and happy 2010!

Take care always,
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