July 29 – Forgiveness not Revenge

Last month a young man murdered nine people in a church in Charleston South Carolina, as they met for Bible study and prayer. Surprisingly, the response of many family members of the victims was not threatening with revenge, but offering forgiveness. These heart-broken people, were following in the footsteps of our Lord Jesus Christ. When He died, on that old rugged cross, not for wrongs He had done, but for the sins of the world, He cried out, “Father forgive them.” In their response, these bereaved people delivered a strong message of a great biblical truth: God’s love and forgiveness toward undeserving people. When Jesus died for the sins of the world, Peter was inspired to explain, “… Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God.

Pastor Alex Rockwell
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