“The younger son gathered together all he had and left on a journey to a distant country, and there he squandered his wealth with a wild lifestyle.” — Luke 15:13 NET
Some of you once lived this way. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.—All of us … were by nature children of wrath even as the rest … But God, being rich in mercy, because of his great love with which he loved us, even though we were dead in transgressions, made us alive together with Christ – by grace you are saved! – and he raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus.—In this is love: not that we have loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins.
But God demonstrates his own love for us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of his Son, how much more, since we have been reconciled, will we be saved by his life?
1 Cor 6:11, Eph 2:3-6, 1 John 4:10, Rom 5:8, Rom 5:10
Just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also forgive others. — Col 3:13 NET
“A certain creditor had two debtors; one owed him five hundred silver coins, and the other fifty. When they could not pay, he canceled the debts of both.”—“I forgave you all that debt because you begged me! Should you not have shown mercy to your fellow slave, just as I showed it to you?”
“Whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven will also forgive you your sins.”—Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with a heart of mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience, bearing with one another and forgiving one another, if someone happens to have a complaint against anyone else. Just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also forgive others.
“Lord, how many times must I forgive my brother who sins against me? As many as seven times?” Jesus said to him, “Not seven times, I tell you, but seventy-seven times!”
And to all these virtues add love, which is the perfect bond.
Luke 7:41-42, Matt 18:32-33, Mark 11:25-26, Col 3:12-13, Matt 18:21-22, Col 3:14
Daily Light on the Daily Path - June 10
Public domain content taken from Daily Light on the Daily Path by Samuel Bagster.