TCM Devotions: Choosing to Forgive

Verse: Ephesians 4:31-32  
“Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”

Life is made up of choices. The Apostle Paul reveals a choice that we must make in our own lives as we serve and live alongside others in this passage. We can either: be angry and bitter or forgive others. It is a black and white choice that sometimes gets muddled in our own emotions. Along with this choice; however Paul outlines the solution to the wrestling decision of forgiveness: to remember that we are also forgiven in Christ.

Looking through others with this lens puts our own sinfulness into perspective, and allows us to lovingly look towards the God who has mercifully and lovingly forgiven us and helps us to strive to look past the sin in others.

 Thought: How often do you choose to forgive others?