Friday, February 06, 2015

Forgiveness and Justice

Luke 17:1-2 KJV
Then said he unto the disciples, It is impossible but that offences will come: but woe unto him, through whom they come!
It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.

It is often the argument that a person cannot forgive this person or that because to forgive them would be to endorse an injustice. This passage teaches something quite different. The reason we can forgive them, even if they have offended us many times is because they will be judged.

No offense is ever really gotten away with. Either it is:
·       Judged here by some court or another
·       Judged in the spirit and they are bound to confess and ask forgiveness or else
·       Judged in eternity either in hell by the lost or through suffering shame and loss in heaven

Faith in God's justice is the key to true forgiveness.

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