6655 forgiveness, application of

6655 forgiveness, application of

God’s forgiveness of believers’sins leads them to pray for his forgiveness of others and to be forgiving in their dealings with other people.

Prayers for forgiveness on behalf of others

For God’s own people Ex 32:30-32 See also Ne 1:4-11; Da 9:4-19; Am 7:1-6

For other human beings Ge 18:20-33

For one’s persecutors Lk 23:33-34 See also Mt 5:43-44; Ac 7:59-60

Prayers for forgiveness for oneself

Lk 11:4 pp Mt 6:12 See also Ne 9:1-3; Ps 51:1-17

Examples of forgiveness given

Ps 32:1-5 See also Isa 6:1-7; Jn 8:3-11

The call to exercise forgiveness

As a principle of life Lk 6:37 See also Mt 5:38-48 pp Lk 6:27-36

Within the church Col 3:12-13 See also 2Co 2:5-11; Eph 4:32; 1Pe 3:8-9

Forgiving enemies Pr 24:17; Pr 25:21-22; Mt 5:44; Ro 12:20

Being forgiven is dependent on forgiving others

Mk 11:25-26 NIV footnote at verse 26. See also Mt 6:12 pp Lk 11:4; Mt 6:14-15; Mt 18:21-35; Lk 6:37

Forgiveness is to be without limits

Lk 17:3-4 See also Mt 18:21-22

Examples of human forgiveness

Ac 7:59-60 See also Ge 50:15-21; 2Sa 16:5-11

See also

5494revenge
5765attitudes to people
5820criticism
5927resentment
6029sin, forgiveness
6115blame
6124condemnation
6624confession of sin
8452neighbours, duty to
8611prayer for others
8727enemies
8844unforgiveness

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