Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony. Colossians 3:13-14 (NLT)
It’s interesting how we want the Lord’s grace and forgiveness for all of our faults. We will ask God to forgive us for our mistakes or anything that has offended Him. We do so with the full expectation that God will forgive us and give us a fresh start. The Bible tells us that we should make allowances for the faults of other people and we should forgive them. Do you make allowances for the faults of your spouse? Do you forgive them for their mistakes? Maybe your spouse has several flaws that you find frustrating/irritating or maybe you were offended by them. In the same way that you fully expect God to forgive you, extend that same forgiveness to them for their faults. Why? We should give to them what we received from the Lord and we should clothe ourselves with love (not anger or frustration). Make a decision to be more forgiving toward your spouse.