We (most likely) all have that one person that keeps saying sorry for doing us a wrong- the same wrong- and every time, they are genuinely sorry. We accept them back or reach a point when we decide that sorry doesn’t cut it- everyone has a limit.
But sometimes, we are these sorry-saying people. And we hope forgiveness would be extended to us. Other times, we know the ‘sorrys’ have become excessive, we feel unworthy of forgiveness and we simply walk away.
In KJV-terms, ‘Herein is the mercy of God revealed‘ when He draws us back to Him in forgiveness, cleanses us of all unrighteousness through the Blood of Jesus Christ, and embraces us in love.
I pray that the Lord will grant us forgiving spirits because I know it doesn’t come easy for some of us. However, forgiving always is a commandment (Matthew 18:21-22).
Food for thought:
Imagine if we had to work out God’s mercy.
Matthew 6:14-15 “14 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: 15 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.”