9 Scriptures On Forgiveness To Help You Push Past Offense to Freedom

Opportunities to forgive present themselves all the time. We constantly have to decide if we are going to hold someone hostage for an offense whether big or small. We rounded up some scriptures on forgiveness to keep you grounded as you navigate through life.

  1. Forgiveness For The Offender:

“If anyone has caused grief, he has not so much grieved me as he has grieved all of you to some extent—not to put it too severely.” 2 Corinthians 2:5 NIV

  1. Forgiving Yourself :

“Therefore, my friends, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you. Acts 13:38 NIV  

  1. How to Forgive:

“In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace.” Ephesians 1:7 NIV

  1. Why There is Forgiveness:

to give his people the knowledge of salvation through the forgiveness of their sins, Luke 1:77 NIV

  1. Repent and Receive:

“Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” Acts 2:28 NIV

  1. Forgive and Be Forgiven:

“For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, 15 but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.” Matthew 6:14 NIV

  1. Don’t Pay Back Wrong For Wrong:

Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. 18 If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. 19 Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” Romans 12:17-20 NIV

  1. Work With One Another

“Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.” Colossians 3:13 NIV

  1. Get Rid Of Bitterness:

Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malic. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other just as Christ God forgave you. Ephesians 4:31-32 NIV

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