Forgive

Peter asked Jesus how many times should he forgive his brother if they sin against him – he asked, Seven times? and Jesus answered, Seventy seven times!

If one is going to work with people, they are going to have to not hold grudges and offences and not take things too personally.  Some people have problems, and unless they are trained in the right way, they are going to make the same mistakes. 

And, they may offend.  The key is to forgive, to walk in forgiveness.

It doesn’t mean you condone bad behavior or become legalistic, avoiding either extreme is wise. 

What it means is that you make peace through forgiveness.

Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?  Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.¹  Mat 18:21,22

¹ or seventy times seven

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