Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. Colossians 3:13 (NLT)
We all make mistakes. Sometimes it is because of a misunderstanding or it can be the result of not thinking through our actions before we take them. We want others to quickly forgive and forget our mistakes when we ask for forgiveness, but we don’t always extend forgiveness to others. We need to offer the same allowances to others that we want from them. When they offend us, we need to be willing to forgive them when they ask, just as God forgives us of our sins when we ask.
God, thank you for your gift of forgiveness. Show me anyone in my life that I need to forgive. Help me to offer forgiveness to others. In Jesus’ name. Amen.