The Path to Freedom

Do you need to be set free? Honestly now, is your next step the need to forgive? Do it. Don't let anything or anyone talk you out of it. I know, I know. After all the misery you have had to endure, why should you have to be the one who humbles yourself and forgives?

Christ could have asked the same question at Golgotha. Perhaps He did at Gethsemane. But once He discerned the Father's determination, there was no looking back . . . no turning back.

Remember His cry from the cross? "Father, forgive them . . . " (Luke 23:34).

Look up "forgive" and "forgiveness" in your Bible concordance and read the Scriptures listed. One you will find there is:

"Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you" (Eph. 4:32).

Do you need to be set free by finally forgiving someone? Do it. Don't let anything or anyone talk you out of it.

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Taken from Day by Day with Charles Swindoll by Charles R. Swindoll. Copyright © 2000 by Charles R. Swindoll, Inc. Used by permission of Thomas Nelson. www.thomasnelson.com

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