Lord’s Forgiveness; Forgiveness of our sins by repentance because of Atonement of Jesus Christ.
In addition to seeking forgiveness for our own sins, we must be willing to forgive others. The Lord said: “Ye ought to forgive one another; for there remaineth in him the greater sin. I, the Lord, will forgive whom I will forgive, but of you it is required to forgive all men”.
In the everyday circumstances of life, we will surely be wronged by other people. Sometimes innocently and sometimes intentionally.
“The Savior counseled, “Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you”.
“He set the perfect example of Lord’s forgiveness when He was on the cross. Referring to the Roman soldiers who had crucified Him, He prayed, “Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do”.
We should pray for strength to forgive those who have wronged us, and we should abandon feelings of anger, bitterness or revenge. God will be the judge of others’ harmful actions.
Sometimes people feel that it is wrong to judge others in any way. While it is true that we should not condemn others or judge them unrighteously, we will need to make judgments of ideas, situations and people throughout our lives. The Lord has given many commandments that we cannot keep without making judgments.