9 myths about forgiveness

Today, The Morning Thing focused on a very important topic – forgiveness.
They shared 9 myths about forgiveness.
As we learn more about how we are forgiven, it helps us to forgive and live in the freedom that Christ has waiting for us.

Click HERE to read the full article from www.crosswalk.com

Myth 1: Forgiveness is about the other person. 

Myth 2: If you forgive someone, you should forget it ever happened.

Myth 3: I can forgive them while still secretly living in bondage to regret and shame for my own failures. 

Myth 4: The people in the Bible didn’t need a lot of forgiveness.

Myth 5: Forgiveness is a decision, an act of the will. 

Myth 6: Refusing to forgive shows I value accountability.

Myth 7: Forgiveness and reconciliation are the same thing. 

Myth 8: I need to tell the person I forgave them.

Myth 9: Forgiveness is something I can do on my own. 

It is International Pardon Day. Who will you forgive today?

The Morning Thing focused on forgiveness today (9/8).
Today is International Pardon Day. The history of this special day takes us back to 1974 when President Gerald Ford presented a rather controversial Presidential Proclamation. This proclamation pardoned Richard M. Nixon of all wrongdoing that was related to that most famous of American scandals, the Watergate affair.

If you are holding a grudge against those who have committed some offense against you, Pardon Day grants you a valid reason to examine your feelings and the time that has passed, and to let that resentment and anger go.

Click HERE to read more about Pardon Day.

The Morning Thing shared scriptures that talk about forgiveness.
Click HERE to see the FULL List of 20 verses from www.countryliving.com.
Here are a few or our favorites.

Ephesians 4:32
Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”

Matthew 6:14
For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.”

Colossians 3:13
Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.”

Matthew 18:21-22
“Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, ‘Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?’ Jesus answered, ‘I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.’ “

1 John 1:9
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

Psalm 103:12
“As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.”

(Picture from www.countryliving.com)

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