Moments Of Faith Daily Devotional 18 October 2023 By Prophet Frank Udoh

Title: “The Power of 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 profound act of love and grace. Today, we explore Colossians 3:13 and the transformative power of forgiveness, as we are called to forgive as the Lord has forgiven us.

Bearing with One Another:
The verse begins by urging us to “bear with each other.” In our relationships and interactions, it’s important to show patience and tolerance, recognizing that we all have imperfections.

Forgiving as the Lord Forgave:
The central message is to forgive one another as the Lord forgave us. God’s forgiveness is complete and unconditional, and we are called to extend a similar grace to others. It’s a challenging yet liberating call to emulate God’s forgiveness in our relationships.

Heavenly Father, we thank you for your forgiveness, which is a model of grace and love. Help us to bear with one another in patience and extend forgiveness as you have forgiven us. May we demonstrate your love and grace 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 devotion on Colossians 3:13 inspire you to embrace the transformative power of forgiveness in your relationships. As you extend grace and love, may you reflect God’s forgiveness and experience the freedom it brings.

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