Forgive Others

Today we will continue to look at the example prayer that Jesus taught His followers.
Verse 12 of our Bible Reading is a very interesting and important verse. In this verse Jesus said, ?Forgive the sins we have done, the same as we have forgiven the people that did wrong to us.? Wow! If I want God to forgive my sins, I must first forgive other people. That means if I refuse to forgive someone, God will refuse to forgive me.
I know a woman. A long time ago her sister said something bad about her. That woman has been holding onto bad feelings about her sister for many years. She refuses to forgive her sister. Verse 12 tells us God will not forgive that woman?s sins. The woman needs to forgive her sister. Then God will forgive her sins.
If we are forgiving people, we will show love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control to other people (see Galatians 5:22-23). Then those people will want to be Christians, too. Make sure that you forgive other people today.