Mat NEB "But what I tell you is this: love your enemies and pray for your persecutors; only so can you be like children of your heavenly Father, who makes his sun rise on good and bad alike, and sends the rain on the honest and the dishonest. Two types of forgiveness appear in the Bible: God's pardon of our sins, and our obligation to pardon others.
Our sinful nature our flesh has a high resistance to laying offenses aside. Continue Reading.
Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart. Jesus asked them, "Which is easier? Indeed, nowhere does Jesus plainly state that unconditional forgiveness is a virtue or a requirement for the new covenant community.
I encourage you to examine yourself. Matthew includes the Parable of the Unmerciful Servant, in which a freed slave who does not forgive the debts of another is thrown into jail to be tortured.
Forgiveness is a choice we make. But you won't be able to work through the pain until you admit you're hurting. Essentially, Jesus was saying, keep on forgiving until you experience the freedom of forgiveness. Given time, your emotions will catch up with your decision to forgive.
If I am mad at someone, show me who it is. And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.