A Room With a Southern View

Thoughts on Life and Liberty from an Average Middle-Class Kentuckian

Question of the Day#5: Does God Command Us to Always Forgive Our Enemies?

on June 8, 2012

When I first wrote this question, I thought it would take a long drawn out answer, but I realize now that the answer is quite simple.

First let me say that it is best for us to forgive, always. Forgiveness is the release of our anger toward our transgressor, and allowing God to deal with that person. It is God’s job to judge, not ours.

On the other hand, I have my doubts that God holds it against us if we don’t forgive unrepentant transgressors, people with no remorse for the wrongs they committed against us.

The way I see it, God stands as the example for us to follow. God doesn’t forgive unrepentant sinners. Why would God expect us to forgive remorseless people? I don’t think He would.

But I stress again, it is best for us to release that anger and hostility toward those remorseless transgressors. Hanging on to negative feelings just eats at us and destroys our joy.  Give up your anger and allow God to heal your heart. Praying for your enemies is a wonderfully healing process that will help you forgive.  You may have to start by asking God to help you pray for your enemies.

God WILL deal with all sinners one day. (Us included.)  Let go of the hate, and let God do His job.

Remember:  Let go, and let God.


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