I am so thankful that I do not have to stand before a holy God and defend myself . I am glad that Jesus stood up for me, paid my debt, and "settled out of court" before judgment day.
Now the question for me is: Have I also forgiven everyone who has wronged me? I want God to show mercy to me, but do I demand justice for everyone else?
"We have been given a treasure. When we gave our lives to Jesus, we went from nothing to everything. We have been forgiven a huge debt of sin, and God is saying now, "The least you can do is to forgive your fellow servants, your parents, your brothers."
"Holding onto hurts and judgments is a luxury you and I can't afford, It is like giving Satan a key to your house."
quotes from "What Christians Should Know About the Importance of Forgiveness" by John and Carol Arnott