When I first started writing about Jesus’ Example Prayer, I was struck by Warren Weirsbe’s observation of the plural pronouns in the prayer. Some concepts are easier to share than others. Forgiveness is a two way street. We often think in terms of one person doing wrong and the other being wronged. I think we need to realize that sometimes both sides of a wrong can be wrong. The Bible tells us that we are all sinners – just read Romans 3. If we are to properly give and receive forgiveness, we need the humility of knowing how much we have sinned against God. The beauty of this concept is that we are not alone – we all need a proper view. I think if we can remember that we are all sinners, we find asking and receiving forgiveness easier.
Forgiveness will always be a challenging concept, but God will help us understand how to work together to live Biblical forgiveness.
God is so good.