How Do We Forgive Those Who Did Us Wrong?

The Spiritual Benefits of Forgiving Those Who Did Us Wrong

Physicists say that, for every action there is always an equal or opposite reaction. This is most especially true in terms of human nature. Humans react to stimuli. Human nature dictates that if somebody did us something good or anything favorable, we reciprocate that gesture as a sign of our appreciation to the goodness rendered unto us. We treat that person nicely; we do him good also. But if somebody did us wrong, we retaliate by doing him evil also. It sometimes reaches a point that, even after years had passed, that offense remains unforgotten, implying that the offender has not been forgiven either.

But how should a Christian react if somebody committed a sin against him, or if somebody did him an offense?

First of all, a Christian’s rightful reaction is to be happy. If somebody sinned against you, you have to be happy because God is giving you an opportunity to forgive. The Father allowed that person to do you evil because He wants you to learn the virtue of being forgiving. This may sound weird to others but this is biblical. Actually, we will benefit from forgiving our offenders because, in doing so, we will, likewise, merit God’s forgiveness for the sins that we have committed.

MATTHEW 6:14 says,

For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:

The Father always exercises justice. He gives what is due us.

MATTHEW 5:7 (KJV) says,

Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

If you show mercy to others, God will also be merciful to you. If we forgive, He will be forgiving to us also.

If somebody has done you wrong, do not be mad because that is an opportunity that the Father is giving you to forgive, for you to be forgiven, too, because you also commit sins.

ECCLESIASTES 7:20 says,

For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not.

All men sin, even the most holy men who lived on earth committed sins. That is, of course, excluding the Lord Jesus Christ because even when He manifested Himself in the flesh, He did not commit any sin. But the holiest men who lived on earth, like Job, Daniel, Noah, Abraham, Mary and Joseph, and all the other holy men recorded in the Bible for their values and faith, also committed sins. So, no man is sinless in the sight of God. But by learning how to forgive, we may be found blameless through the grace of God’s forgiveness.

Actually, you will not find it difficult to forgive if you would only realize that in forgiving your offenders you are doing yourself a great favor. You will merit God’s mercy; you will merit His forgiveness.

Learning how to forgive is learning how to love oneself. If you love yourself, you would always think of what is best for you. And winning God’s forgiveness is one of the best things that could ever happen to a person. Amen.

29 comments:

  1. I found my tears falling while reading this wonderful blog. Thanks be to God for His words that comfort our souls.

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  2. When I forgive someone who has done me wrong, it feels good after. Thanks be to GOD for his teachings and the wisdom behind the act of forgiving.

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  3. If God forgives our worst sins,through his son,to this extent,WHO ARE WE?😇

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  4. This blog is on point. Thanks be to God for always reminding us the importance of forgiving others.

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  5. Forgiving make you at peace and feel like a child, innocent of evil things.

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  6. Graças a Deus se temos oportunidade de perdoar nosso próximo vamos perdoar , a falta de perdão nao tem benefícios mais trazem muitas doenças e dores no coração .

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  7. Thanks be to God for another heart touching admonishment

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  8. True forgiveness is forgetting the fast and looking forward.pinatawad ako ng Diyos sa aking nagawang kasalanan.Kaya marapat na magpatawad din ako ng aking kapwa.

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  9. To be able to forgive people is a true Christian affair and be a MCGI...

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  10. Now, I realize, I must forgive my wife that I maybe forgiven by God also...

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  11. A very beautiful article.

    Thanks be to God!

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  12. history tells us christianity was used to invade, colonised and abused who were more in touch with nature or the creator. one does not need physics to figure this is out. its common sense.

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  13. Forgive ang forget no matter how hard. Thanks be to God for this vlog amen.

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  14. I have to raise my grief to God, beat my chest, converse intimately with God, to be able to forgive.

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  15. This article will help us understand what God wants from us. We should do Good deeds everytime to win the battle ( Our enemy is satan ). Kuya Daniel's " ANG PAGGAWA NG MABUTI AY HINDI MAGBUBUNGA NG MASAMA " a wonderful slogan ! It will push all of us to do good to everyone specially the poor and the needy . Our Lord Jesus also teaches us to love our enemy .To do good deeds to our fellowman even to our enemy is a true love of God !!!

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  16. In my life, at an early age, life had been thought me how cruel it might be. With all these, when that time comes and God made someone as an instrument for me to come near him and embrace him dearly, I later realized that forgiving someone who wronged me is also forgiving myself in the process. In my darkest day and biggest downfall, Gog guided me through his way and his grace made me for who I am today.

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  17. God forgive your sins.So you don't have the right not to forgive someone. Forgiving someone is also forgiving yourself. Acceptance is the key for the happy life.You can't move forward if you are still in the past. 💓

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  18. How did we forget of those people are doing something wrong with us, for me its very difficult remove the pain because this is the part of our memories before that stuck on our mind and we never forget. but right know be careful of people we meet or we see.

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  19. You must forgive each other, just as God forgave you. God forgave you because of Christ.

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  20. Forgiving other is the best way to show to God that you're really a good hearted person. Even if the person have a big sin to you, just choose the right side, don't let your pride show you're true colors.

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  21. Forgiveness is the best way to get well and move on.If somebody has done you wrong, do not be mad because you also commit sins.

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  22. God is the best example for that. God Created us but we’re making sins. What he did? He forgive us. He forgive us from many sins and big sins. God want to tell us that he forgive us. So, theres have a reason to forgive other. And we don’t have any reason to not forgive others.

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  23. We must learn to accept other people's actions, however wrong they may be and always have love for one another for we are all part of God's Creation.

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  24. Lord, forgive me for the things I have done. Forgive me for the things I have said. But most importantly, Forgive the people who has mistakes on you.

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  25. Forgiveness on all these levels is possible, both receiving forgiveness and forgiving others is one of the most important things you will ever do.

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  26. I am Indonesian, I found that this article very true and helpful, I try to translate it to my language and post it in my BLOG, hope it can be very helpful also to my other friend who maybe now their heart is on trouble because anger.

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