The Best Step

12 And forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors. Matthew 6:12

Most translations have “forgive us our sins as we have forgiven those who have sinned against us” because of the context of the passage.

The verse implies two things: we sin against God, and others sin against us. Both actions are difficult by themselves. Both actions take humility, one towards God and other other towards those who have hurt us.

Forgiveness is a powerful action, no question about it. It is also very complicated because each situation is different and a “one size fits all” approach is dangerous.

Forgiving a person without them first repenting is excusing what they’ve done.

Sometimes, because of the actions committed against us, it’s not possible to confront or expect the other person to repent or apologize. In those cases, going to God is the only reasonable solution.

Allowing Him to deal with the guilty party is certainly the best step.

Allowing Him to forgive our sins is certainly the best step.

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