Pastor Rick asked two more questions in his sermon that I did not cover in my last post.
Rick tells us that forgiveness is not forgetting what happened. God does not always want us to forget.
Forgiving and then remembering the hurt and then seeing how God can work it for good is better than forgetting. I would agree with Rick. If I ignore the pain and the injury and how God helped me through how could I ever help others that I meet on the same path with the same pain?
In the sermon, he mentions that war, cancer, divorce, disease, death, rape, and abuse are evil. It is interesting how divorce ranks up with some of the worse possible things, and I would agree it sure can be. I believe this is where Romans 8:28 comes in, “in all things God works for good.”
#5 When I see someone hurt it is my duty to forgive the offender. True or false? The answer is false. If I was not the one hurt how can I forgive? Forgiveness must come from the offended. I would agree. What power would forgiveness have coming from someone else?