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Colossians 3:13 Forgiving Each Other - Free Bible Verse ...

Have you ever asked the Lord or another person to forgive you? Asking for forgiveness can be humbling. I have asked for forgiveness many times. Each time, no matter the difficulty, I always felt a great burden was removed when I did.

 It is usually my own pride that stops me from humbling myself and asking for forgiveness. Perhaps you have experienced the same thing. I believe the greatest gift the Lord has given us is forgiveness.

Abigail Asks David for Forgiveness

Abigail’s husband, Nabal, had greatly offended David and his men. This incident set up the potential for deadly conflict. To prevent the dispute Abagail humbled herself and went to David to personally ask him for forgiveness. In addition, she brought many provisions for David and his men to provide them with the much-needed food they had requested from her husband.

1 Samuel 25:26 “Now, my lord, as surely as the Lord lives and you yourself live, since the Lord has kept you from murdering and taking vengeance into your own hands, let all your enemies and those who try to harm you be as cursed as Nabal is. 27 And here is a present that I, your servant, have brought to you and your young men. 28 Please forgive me if I have offended you in any way.[1]

Forgiveness Sets us on a New Path

When we humble ourselves, ask Jesus to forgive our sins, and allow Him to be our Lord, it sets us on a path of eternal life. The greatest gift we will ever receive is salvation which is possible only because Jesus died for forgiveness of our sins. 

Ephesians 4:32Be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you. [2]

Do you need to ask the Lord to forgive you? If so, He is patiently waiting for you. 1 John 1:9But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness. [3]

Forgiving others shows that the love, grace, and mercy of Jesus are operating in our lives. Forgiveness defeats darkness on an enormous scale because it involves the resurrection power of Jesus.

Colossians 3:13Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others.”[4] To hear more about asking for forgiveness, listen here:

[1-4] Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation . Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers.

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