The Power of Forgiveness

Genesis 50:14-21

Read: Genesis 50:14-21

Bitterness is a force of destruction and bondage. It destroys people and relationships; it makes us prisoners of our hurts and hatred. Job described it like this:

Forgiveness is a source of emotional health and freedom. It has the power to set us free from the hurts of the past, whether we are talking about ten minutes ago, or ten years ago.

I. Forgiveness Frees Us To Love Those Who Have Hurt Us. (Genesis 50:14-21)

II. Forgiveness Frees Us From the Destructive Habits of a Bitter Soul. (Ephesians 4:26-32)

III. Forgiveness: God's Way to Freedom. v32

What about it today? Do you know the forgiveness of God? Have you placed your faith and trust in the finished work of Jesus Christ on Calvary? If not, today is the day that God has prepared for you to come and receive His forgiveness. Come now and be saved.

Perhaps God has brought someone to mind whom you need to forgive, purpose to do it now. It may be a family member or a person from your past. Why not come today and determine that you will forgive as Christ forgave us.

You might say, "But it happened such a long time ago, it no longer matters." If you can remember it, and you know that you have never Scripturally forgiven that person, then you need to do it now. Remember, you are not asking God to forgive anyone. You are doing the forgiving with God as your witness. Do you need to come?