Common Misconceptions about Forgiveness (2)

The Life Project

They can’t be allowed to get away with it!

Forgiveness really has nothing to do with whether or not a person gets away with something. Everyone will answer to God for their actions; God is the Judge of all. We are the judges of no one, and God is very particular on that point. If we seek to judge others, we will be required to answer to God for our sin. In some instances, the person who has wronged us may have consequences with the law of society, and your forgiveness doesn’t get anyone out of that consequence. What factors are really behind this misconception? Here are some possibilities you might consider:

Pride, revenge, jealousy, resentment, anger, rage, control issues, embarrassment and the like, yet Jesus taught us that we are not to judge others, lest we be judged. Don’t these kinds of feeling really just seek to justify our…

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