Keller: Give yourself greatest gift by forgiving others

Published 12:05 am Wednesday, February 24, 2016

As we are rapidly approaching Holy Week and the Resurrection, our main focus should be on what Jesus did at the Cross.

We all know that He died for our sins, but we don’t talk about the advice He gave right before His death.

In Luke 23:33-34 it says: “And when they had come to the place called Calvary, there they crucified Him, and the criminals, one of the right hand and the other on the left. Then Jesus said, ‘Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.’”

With the ministry in which God has allowed me to labor, I come across many people who refuse to forgive others. Many of them confess to be Christians, but evidently live a miserable life of unforgiveness.

It’s one thing that will keep you in bondage to another person and deprive you of eternal life with your Heavenly Father.

According to a group of eminent doctors, they claim that anger and unforgiveness contribute to most physical illness.

One doctor said that it’s not what you eat, but what’s eating you that threatens your life.

Is it easy to forgive someone who really hurt you? Talking through experience, it’s one of the hardest things to do, but must be addressed if you’re a Christian.

I’ve heard it said that the greatest gift you give yourself is to be free of any unforgiveness. It will give you a peace that surpasses all understanding and may lengthen your life.

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