Wednesday, April 15, 2009

How many times does God forgive us

A friend of mine asked me if God forgave those who committed the same sins over and over. I thought of myself and my children and of all the times I would forgive them for the things they did that angered me and made me sad. I would forgive them every time but that does not mean I would think they should not be punished unless they were truely repentant for the sins they committed.

I think God looks upon us as a father looks upon His children. He must weep at times. We are so disrespectful but if we go to him and repent he will forgive many times. Jesus says 7 times 70
(Mtt 18:21-22)This does not mean we should keep doing it over and over. It means that is we are truly trying to better ourselves and stop committing the sin, God will forgive us. But we have to be trying to stop lying, cheating or whatever we are doing wrong. God knows when we are truly repentant for the sins we commit. He will help us and forgive us over and over if we ask him.
We must keep on struggling and repenting for that sin.

Pray daily for that sin you are struggling with. Ask God daily for forgiveness and help.
Put on the armour of God and use it to fight Satan.

Eph 6:10-18
10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. 14 Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. 16 In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; 17 and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, 18 praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints,

1 comment:

  1. Well said my blogger friend, I also have to remind myself how many times my parents had to forgive me. God is good and he left his word for all to follow. Let's hope everyone follows. Have a wonderful day and thank you for being a wonderful human being. Pride is a sin but I am proud of you and all of us who do our knowingly best to follow God and live his ten commandments. Hugs:)