The Master taught us to be kind to each other, and to forgive one another. He also said, in verse 31, “Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words and slander.” We should not bring sorrow to God’s Holy Spirit by the way we live. God has identified each of us as Hs own, and we have been guaranteed that we will be saved on the day of redemption. Consequently, our lives must be in line with His. In Ephesians 4: 32, we find these words:
“Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.”
The writer clearly speaks about God’s forgiveness. It is essential that we carry out the principles that God has set before us. This matter of forgiveness is something we all have to work on — we cannot claim to love God yet have anger and resentment in our hearts. God has given us the opportunity to come to Him so He may empower us to forgive others. This is not an option, but it is a mandate that we forgive one another. We are called to live as children of the light. Our light must shine bright so that He may get the glory. May we always be open to receive God’s forgiveness, and to forgive others.