And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you. Ephesians 4:32
Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. Colossians 3:13
Forgiveness is not easy for humans but it comes exceptionally easy for God & yet we are created in His image. Hmmm. Think about that. Our fallen nature so often gets in the way, but we must overcome it. If God forgives us the way we forgive each other we would be in deep trouble, i.e. no sun, no progress, no communion or relationship with Him.
Forgiveness does not stop at simply thinking or saying ‘I forgive you’. It goes further to reconciliation & restoration. That is the whole point and mission of redemption.
May I be quick to forgive others and slow to stir up anger, strife, & wrath, starting now. – Eruore Oboh