4. What do the following verses have to tell us about how we should forgive?
a. According to Matthew 18:21-22 how many times should we forgive
someone? Seventy times seven
b. According to Luke 17:3-4 what should we do if someone sins?
Rebuke him, but forgive him. As many times as it takes.
What should we do if he continues to sin but comes back and repents and
asks for forgiveness? Forgive him every time.
c. According to Colossians 3:13 how should we forgive each other?
Just as the Lord has forgiven us.
d. According to Colossians 2:13 what is the condition of someone when
Jesus forgives them of their sins and makes them alive in him?
Alive and forgiven of their sins.
e. According to Ephesians 4:32 what should be our attitude toward one
another as we forgive them? We should be kind and compassionate toward them.
f. According to Luke 23:34 what did Jesus ask of the Father in heaven for
the people that had nailed him on the cross and were putting him to death?
He asked for their forgiveness.
What did Jesus say about what these people were doing?
That they did not know what they were doing.
Would you be able to forgive someone who was doing something horrible
to you the way Jesus forgave? I'm not honestly sure. I dearly hope so.
This week was hard. I know that I don't forgive people the way I should. If I need to forgive them the way God forgives us, that means no strings attached. I should even forget they hurt me. I don't do that at present. I'm going to work hard on it. That, and forgiving others as many times as it takes to get the job done.
As a side note, I've always wanted to tell somebody that "According to the bible, I only have to forgive you 490 times."