Have you ever said that—as an adult? I know a lot of us have been hurt to the core, and we’re not even thinking about forgiveness. Why? Because we’re so focused on getting through the hurt. I remember saying, “I’ll forgive that person when they ask for it, but until then….” You can fill in the rest. Is that the biblical way of forgiveness, though? Ephesians 4:32 says, “Forgive one another just as God in Christ has forgiven you.” In Christ, all our past, present and future sins have been forgiven. Shouldn’t we have a spirit of forgiveness even for those not asking? Proverbs 10:12 says, “Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses” (ESV). Forgiveness is a great example for kids to follow.
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