7 X 70

Posted: 27th August 2016 by Marshall Mabry in Praise and Worship

forgiveWhen Peter asked Christ about forgiving an offender, Jesus increased Peter’s quantifier for forgiving. 7 x 70 seems like a huge or an impossible number. However, every time we bring up a past offense our bitterness calculator adds up.

Remember the worldly adage, “Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me.” As Christ followers, we do not adhere to the foolishness of the world’s wisdom. Revenge or avenging is not our responsibility. We are called to be examples of God’s grace, His love, and forgiveness. When we are offended, no matter how hurtful, how painful, we call upon the Holy Spirit sealed within us to give us the serenity to respond as Christ.

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