Moments Of Faith Daily Devotional 16 December 2023, By Prophet Frank Udoh

Title: “Forgiveness”

Scripture Reading: Colossians 3:13 (NIV)

“Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.”

Forgiveness is a central theme in the Christian journey, reflecting the mercy and grace we have received from God. Today, let’s delve into Colossians 3:13 and reflect on the profound truth of “Forgiveness.”

The call to forgive is rooted in the way the Lord forgave us. God’s forgiveness is boundless, offered freely and completely. As recipients of this divine forgiveness, we are called to extend the same grace to others.

Forgiveness involves bearing with one another, recognizing the imperfections and shortcomings in ourselves and others. It’s an acknowledgment that we all fall short and are in need of God’s grace.

Forgiveness is a healing balm that mends broken relationships and frees both the forgiver and the forgiven. It breaks the chains of resentment, allowing love and reconciliation to thrive.

Heavenly Father, thank you for the forgiveness we have received through your Son, Jesus Christ. Grant us the strength to forgive others as you have forgiven us. Help us to bear with one another in love and to extend the healing power of forgiveness to those around us. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

Further Reading:

Matthew 6:14-15 (NIV) – “For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.”
Ephesians 4:32 (NIV) – “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”
May this devotional on “Forgiveness” encourage you to embrace the transformative power of forgiveness in your relationships. May you extend the grace you have received from God to others, fostering love, reconciliation, and healing.

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