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Touched Heart Forgives The Sinful Lover

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H ow do you get someone to forgive you? As hard as we try not to, we all sin against those we love. Sometimes it is difficult for them to forgive us. Thankfully the Bible talks a lot about forgiveness.

How to Get Someone to Forgive You: Our relationship with God should be the blueprint for our relationship with others. When we try to force people to forgive us, it hardens their heart even more towards us. The first thing we should do when Touched Heart Forgives The Sinful Lover want forgiveness is ask the person we sinned against. The next thing we must do is allow them the freedom to do whatever they decide to do.

Notice the burden God places on the one sinned against in Matthew 6: Of course the offender should pursue it as well Colossians 3: Therefore, to get someone to forgive you, you must allow that person the time they need to obey God on their own free choice. Again, God has placed the burden of reconciliation on both the offender and the offended, so no one can do something to force the other party to forgive. But it sure helps the human heart move on from being offended when the offender is truly repenting and is genuinely sorry for their sins.

The above verses explain that what we do can positively and negatively affect other people. When we throw off the old man and put on the new man, we are then able to put away falsehood, speak the truth in love, and speak words that help build others up. Only when we are repenting, forsaking the sinful nature, and seeking to live from the new nature in Christ will we be of any service Touched Heart Forgives The Sinful Lover helping others love and obey God.

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If you are still living in your sin, you will be of no help to the person you want forgiveness from. Again, to help others we must pay attention to ourselves. Additionally, we must receive the rebuke from others well. When we sin against someone, it is their biblical right to loving rebuke us.

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This does not mean they have the freedom to blast us, to be rude to us, or to sinfully judge us which would be judging our hearts rather than our actions. But they are to righteously judge our external sins 1 Corinthians 5: We must allow them their biblical right to correct us because we then have the biblical right to be forgiven.

God tells the person who is wronged to rebuke AND to forgive.

If we as the offender want the forgiveness, we must also be willing to receive the loving rebuke. There is an anger that is not sin.

God gets angry over sin Colossians 3: There is a time and place for Christians to do the same. When we hurt, violate, misuse, and sin against someone, it is a right response on their part to have a righteous anger over this. However, God does not remain angry if the sinner repents and relies on the gospel of Jesus Christ.

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God is always looking for ways to be reconciled to his enemies. Christians are called to do the same.

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