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40 Days of Prayer: Day 10

Today’s blog was written by Ted Johnson. It is part six of a seven part series on the Lord’s Prayer.

‘And Forgive Us Our Debts’
‘As We Forgive Our Debtors”

All of us are imperfect human beings. The word tells us ‘we all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God’. None of us are blameless and we need to be forgiven. As we come before God to repent and ask forgiveness for whatever wrong might be in our hearts, these lines remind us that for us to be forgiven by God we must be forgivers of others.

These lines point out the fact that we are no better than the next person. We can not fall into the trap of saying your’s is a worse sin than mine. We try to justify ourselves in this way. Rather than concentrating on getting ourselves cleaned up by the grace of God we figure we’re not so bad since look at what so and so is doing or has done.

Repentance has to be a continual part of a Christian’s life. The Bible tells us we must examine ourselves and allow the Holy spirit to interpret our wrong thoughts and attitudes to us so we can see the error of our ways and go to the Lord in humbleness for forgiveness.

This is all well and good but a useless effort unless. . .we are willing to forgive others who have wronged us. Remember, we are all God’s creation and He loves us all equally, whether we have accepted His Son as Savior or not. How then, can we be presumptuous enough that we can expect to be forgiven by Him while we refuse to do likewise to fellow members of His creation.

Therefore, as we forgive, we can expect to be forgiven. . .then, all we have to do is ask. . .what a good thing to know!

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