How to forgive – Romans 5:8 | 2-minute daily bible meditation


We know that Jesus died for us, but what impact should this have on our relationships with other believers? We meditate … (visit YouTube for more)


Romans chapter 5 verse 8. But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Now Jesus is our figurehead and our role model as Christians, isn’t he? So how far are we from his example?

What’s Jesus done for us? He hasn’t waited for us to apologise. He hasn’t waited for us to fall down on our hands and knees and beg for his forgiveness for our vast sin. No, he’s died for us. He’s done the thing that takes away our guilt before we’ve apologised. And this feels like it’s the wrong way around, doesn’t it?

If somebody falls out with us, especially a brother or a sister, we are looking for that apology to restore our relationship and that is right.

But first, if we truly want to follow Christ’s example. We have to die for that person. We have to forgive them. We have to lay down our resentment. We have to lay down our entitlement to be treated better.

Because Jesus did that. He died for us. Before we’d done any of those things, any single act of reconciliation on our part. And our acts of reconciliation are tiny in comparison to what Christ has done for us.

How can we take that example and apply it to our lives and our interactions with one another? That is something worth pondering further, at the end of this video, perhaps.

Father God, you set such an incredible example in the way you gave Jesus and the way he laid down his life for those who had rejected him. God, I don’t know how we can step in his shoes, but please help us and lead us in this. You have been so good to us. Please help us to be good to others. Amen.

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