• Danny Domingo

GOD IS THE AUTHOR OF FORGIVENESS


Forgiveness is letting go of someone's offenses against us. There are two people in forgiveness: the forgiver and the forgiven. The forgiver is the one that gives forgiveness, and the forgiven is the one that receives the forgiveness. God is the author of forgiveness. The first forgiveness occurred in Genesis Chapter 3 when Adam disobeyed God's commandment that he should not eat the fruit of the knowledge of good and evil. When Adam disobeyed God, he offended God. As a result, his relationship with God was broken. Adam's disobedience put a separation between him and God, and God banished him from the Garden of Eden. However, before God banished him from the Garden of Eden, God made garments of animal skin for him and his wife (Genesis 3:21). I believe that when God made garments of animal skin for Adam and his wife, Eve, this was an act of God's forgiveness to both of them. God could have banished both of them from the Garden of Eden without clothing them with garments and letting them die from harsh elements of nature, and that was the end of the human race. However, God had a plan to extend His forgiveness to all of us.


God never offended anyone because He never sinned, but He offered forgiveness to all of us. God forgave Adam and Eve because of God's sacrificial love towards them. Similarly, God forgives us because He loves us with His sacrificial love. Our Heavenly Father rather bears the pain and suffering of forgiving us than lose his relationship with us.


So let us remember that forgiveness is always available for us because of His sacrificial love. There is nothing that God cannot forgive. Let us run and humble ourselves to Him when we sin so that we may receive forgiveness.


Ask yourself these questions: Who is the author of forgiveness? What should I do when I sin? Do I believe that God can forgive my sin? Am I willing to accept my forgiveness?

Write down all the worries you are facing today and lift them up to God.


Prayer:

Father in Heaven, thank you for your forgiveness. You have known and seen all the sins that I have committed. Everything that I have done in secret is exposed before you. Please forgive me. Thank you that the moment I confess my sin to you, I am immediately forgiven. Thank you for your forgiveness. In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.