Why is “if” someone repents we are to forgive stated here? Are we to not always to forgive whether the offender asks for forgiveness or not?


Luke 17:3 - 4

NKJV - 3 Take heed to yourselves. If your brother sins against you, rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him. 4 "And if he sins against you seven times in a day, and seven times in a day returns to you, saying, 'I repent,' you shall forgive him."

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Mini Shirley H Wife, mother, veteran in the spiritual war we all face!
1 John 1:8: "If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us."

Matthew 6:14: "For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses."

Forgiveness is God's business! He sent His Only Son to die! If we love Him we do as He has taught us. 

If we do not forgive, He will not forgive us.

I think of Daniel the prophet. He was told to, “Go thy way, Daniel.” (Daniel 12:9)

We may not always understand everything, but we have enough teaching from Jesus to know the right thing to do.

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