Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior. Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.
Therefore, my friends, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you.
Jesus forgives all sins. Follow Him.
Connections are… connections. Okay, I’m sure you figured out that much. Connections are connections between two (or more) things, normally connected only by a word, or two.
Our dog, Daisy, is not allowed in the kitchen. Where the carpet ends and the tile begins, there’s basically an imaginary line. No crossing. Of course, she does cross it. Sigh. So we get her out.
‘Cause we all make mistakes sometimes,
And we all step across that line,
But nothing’s sweeter than the day we find,
-“Forgiveness” by tobyMac
From the album Eye On It
Yes, there’s a very, very narrow line for sin, too. You’re either on the “sin side” of the line, or you’re not. And when you step onto the “sin side” of the line, just ask God for his forgiveness. You’ll get it.
We never outgrow the need for forgiveness.
It would seem, after having been a Christian for almost 80 years, that I would no longer do ugly things that need forgiving. Yet I am constantly doing things to others that cause me to have to go back and ask their forgiveness. Sometimes these are things I actually do- other times they are simply attitudes I let creep in which break the circle of God’s perfect love.
Corrie ten Boom