Children of God should imitate God and what/how He is. Since we are light and salt of the world, what kind of light and flavor we are showing to the world. Is it the same as the world or do we have something that comes from heaven? In this darkened, unloved, and mean world, we must show God’s love to people. As a child of God forgiving people is very important and it’s the nature of God, God has a forgiving heart. In this blog, you can find some Bible verses that talk about having love for people and forgiving them.
21 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?”22 Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.
1 Peter 4:8
8 Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.
3“If your brother or sister sins against you, rebuke them; and if they repent, forgive them. 4 Even if they sin against you seven times in a day and seven times come back to you saying ‘I repent,’ you must forgive them.”
15 But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.
23 “Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you, 24 leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift.
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14 For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.
25 And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.”
1 Peter 3:9
9 Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.
9 Whoever would foster love covers over an offense,
but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends.
1 Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted.
27 “But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,
15 “If your brother or sister[a] sins, go and point out their fault, just between the two of you. If they listen to you, you have won them over.
37 “Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.
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31 And so I tell you, every kind of sin and slander can be forgiven, but blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven.
31 Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. 32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper,
but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy.
And forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
12 Hatred stirs up conflict,
but love covers over all wrongs.
12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 13 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.
2 Corinthians 5:17
17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!
16 Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.