There is no one of this earth that is without sin. We all fall short of God’s glory as recorded in the word of life. There are times in marriage when we need to forgive each other for shortcomings or wrongs doings whether intentional or unintentional. It is vital to remember that God commands us to forgive.
Ephesians 4:32 states, “And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.”
Holding grudges towards your spouse will not only lead to division in your marriage, but it will also go against what God commands us to do. Marriages that don’t allow for repentance and forgiveness will no doubt end up in divorce court or be destined to a life filled with depression and discord. You can choose to forgive your spouse today for past and present sins and reap the benefits of sowing love.
Keys to forgiveness:
1. Accept your spouse’s efforts to repent immediately.
2. Forgive your spouse quickly and promise not to keep a record of wrongs.
3. Be intentional in showing your spouse that your love can stand the test of time.
Remember forgiveness is not just for your spouse….it also frees you from being vulnerable to Satan’s tactics. If you love your spouse forgive them today! Forgiveness opens the door to future success in your marriage.