Friday, January 18, 2008

First For Fridays

First commentor post on whatever you like and see if you get any responses!

8 comments:

Roland said...

I like forgiveness.

Glenna Marshall said...

It's not always easy, though. I spend a lot of time praying to live in forgiveness continually.

Timm said...

Let's talk about forgiveness. Does the bible teach to forgive and gorget?

A lot of people assume that's what "turn the other cheek means, but I'm curious if other people read that the same way.

j razz said...

Does God "forget" our sins? If He did, would that dishonor the sacrifice that Jesus made on our behalf?

j razz

Timm said...

I find it dificult to compare God's relationship with us to our relationships with others. They are two completely different things.

I guess what I'm getting at, is this:
Should we just let someone walk oner us a second, third and forth time, or should we learn from our mistakes the first time and not trust that person the second time?

j razz said...

Let me ask this: If God has given us as stewards over our resources, our abilities, our families, our homes, does it honor God to allow someone to continually take advantage of that? Is there a difference between helping and enabling? Can forgiveness fit into both of those modes?

j razz

Glenna Marshall said...

Forgiving, I think, means not treating the person as though their grievance still stands between you. We are incapable of truly forgetting anyway. But, we can live as though their offense against us is no longer an issue. Otherwise it isn't forgiveness at all.
I don't think it allows one to "walk all over" you, though. I call that "doormatism."
:)

JRazz,
Things are actually going really well at church, praise be to God. I am so thankful for the good things He is doing in and among our people. Thanks for asking.
I will tell Wm. about your basketball team! He is still not playing because he is worried about breaking his arm again. I don't blame him. It's almost been a year since he broke it and had surgery, but I still don't trust all those men he plays ball with. :)
-gm-

Roland said...

Interesting point about forgetting, Timm.
I know that in the scriptures it says that God will remember our sins no more. God knows everything, so I don't think forgetting is possible.
Not bringing them to mind (or the forefront of one's thoughts) is possible. I think that is how He will handle us. As though we never sinned. Christ paid, we receive. He won't shame us with what we've been forgiven of.