Jesus taught us to ask for forgiveness but he reminded us that we have to forgive others too. The Bible makes it very clear that forgiving others is a prerequisite for receiving forgiveness. Matthew 6:14-15 says, If you forgive others for the wrongs they do to you, your Father in heaven will forgive you. But if you don’t forgive others, your Father will not forgive your sins. These verses are very clear. YOU MUST FORGIVE OTHERS IF YOU WANT GOD TO FORGIVE YOU.
We live in a cancel culture where if you offend or upset someone, you're cancelled out. Here are some more verses from the Bible about forgiveness:
Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, when someone won’t stop doing wrong to me, how many times must I forgive them? Seven times?” Jesus answered, “I tell you, you must forgive them more than seven times. You must continue to forgive them even if they do wrong to you seventy-seven times.
Forgive each other the same as God forgave you through Christ.
Don’t be angry with each other, but forgive each other.
God has generously forgiven us when we didn't deserve it and we should generously forgive others when they don't deserve it.
Short and sweet inspirations for Christian teen girls.