A Picture of Unconditional Forgiveness – JESUS
never could understand (still can’t really fathom or comprehend this) how Jesus could be hung on the cross for all our sins and even those that murdered HIM, and then say from the bloody cross “Forgive them for they know NOT what they do”.
What!! They knew what they were doing! They killed Him, brutally!
How could Jesus forgive them??? He did. Ok, I have not arrived at such a command, that
even Jesus wants us to forgive 7x70=490 EVERDAY! But this is the thing, They DID NOT REALIZE what they were doing! Had they known what they were doing, they would NOT have crucified Him.
¨ They were lost- They were working out of the sinful nature- They were overtaken by anger, injustice, pride, arrogance, evil, paganism, idolatry, you name it, the sin list is endless!
¨ If they knew Jesus, they would have new hearts and KNOW what they were doing.-- By not knowing what they were doing, to me it means: they
had no idea what awaited them when they died. Vengeance is mine saith the Lord- Everyone pays for their sins not covered by the blood of Jesus and His forgiveness at salvation. Had they known what they were doing and that it would send them to
Hell and burn 24/7, constant anguish, where the worms never quit eating on them, the fire never stops, on and on! If they had seen this was the outcome for killing Jesus, they would NOT have done it.
¨ But as we all know, this had to take place for YOU AND I, to be able to be saved by His Love and Grace, therefore we never have to think of anything but Heaven upon our death.
God help us to love and forgive as you do!! We cannot do it in the sinful nature we battle with every single day.
¨ Thankful for your Grace, Grace, Grace, Grace – so help us give Grace, Grace, Grace, Grace.