Forgivenes 

Psalm 103:1-5

Praise the Lord, my soul;
    all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
Praise the Lord, my soul,
    and forget not all his benefits—
who forgives all your sins
    and heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the pit
    and crowns you with love and compassion,
who satisfies your desires with good things
    so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
 
Psalm 103:9-16
9 He will not always accuse,
    nor will he harbor his anger forever;
10 he does not treat us as our sins deserve
    or repay us according to our iniquities.
11 For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
    so great is his love for those who fear him;
12 as far as the east is from the west,
    so far has he removed our transgressions from us.
13 As a father has compassion on his children,
    so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him;
14 for he knows how we are formed,
    he remembers that we are dust.
15 The life of mortals is like grass,
    they flourish like a flower of the field;
16 the wind blows over it and it is gone,
    and its place remembers it no more.

 

But with you there is forgiveness, so that we can, with reverence, serve you. 
 
This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.
 
And so John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. Luke 1:77to give his people the knowledge of salvation through the forgiveness of their sins, 
 
He went into all the country around the Jordan, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. 
 
and repentance for the forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. 
 
Peter replied, “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. 
 
All the prophets testify about him that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.” 
 
“Therefore, my friends, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you. 
 
to open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.’ 
 
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. 
 
In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace Colossians 1:14in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. 
 
In fact, the law requires that nearly everything be cleansed with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness. 
 
Light and Darkness, Sin and Forgiveness
 
This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. 
 

John 10:14-15 (New International Version)

“I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me— just as the Father knows me and I know the Father—and I lay down my life for the sheep.

 

John 15:13

Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.

 

 

Guideposts Classics: Corrie ten Boom on Forgiveness

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Jul 24, 2014 — In this story from Novemer 1972, "The Hiding Place" author Corrie ten Boom recalls forgiving a man who was a guard at the concentration camp ...
 

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Life is a hard battle anyway. If we laugh and sing a little as we fight the good fight of freedom, it makes it all go easier.

I will not allow my life's light to be determined by the darkness around me.

Sojourner Truth

 

I feel safe even in the midst of my enemies; for the truth is powerful and will prevail.

Sojourner Truth

 

When I left the house of bondage I left everything behind. I wasn't going to keep nothing of Egypt on me, an' so I went to the Lord an' asked him to give me a new name. And he gave me Sojourner because I was to travel up and down the land showing the people their sins and bein' a sign unto them. I told the Lord I wanted two names 'cause everybody else had two, and the Lord gave me Truth, because I was to declare the truth to the people.

Sojourner Truth