(Isaiah 55:6-7; Psalm 103:10-12; Ephesians 4:31-32)
The Situation: Kids declare, “I’ll never forgive you for that!“ They learn to hold grudges and to get revenge. This practice begins a downward spiral that leads to bitterness, bondage, and even health-related issues. But forgiveness leads to freedom. It is foundational to the Christian faith.
The Solution: Through Christ’s death, Christians are beneficiaries of God’s ultimate forgiveness. He has forgiven us thousands of times! God obligates His children to model His own unlimited capacity to forgive— even with people who are truly difficult. His example to us demands nothing less!
What You Can Do: Practice repentance and forgiveness. Teach your child that “repent” means to re- verse directions, to turn away from one thing and to turn toward another. Repentance requires genu- ine sorrow for your sin against God. It includes an inward change of attitude and an outward change of action. Forgive one another as freely as God has forgiven you.
Article from The Disciple Blog