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It’s hard to forgive someone when you have the resources to get even.  But being able to forgive people who don’t deserve it is a key success factor for any leader.  For Leonard Buhler, it’s his faith in Jesus that gives him the strength to forgive.

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7 Responses to “Forgiving People Who Don’t Deserve It”

  • Elkay says:

    Shaun, to forgive means “to give up all claims to punish or exact a penalty for an offense.” No strings or conditions can be attached, or else it ceases to be a pardon. Ephesians 2:8-9 expands on this by contrasting the gift of salvation with works. Neither salvation nor forgiveness can be earned; both must be freely given. God granted us forgiveness, which we did not deserve and could not earn. And in much the same way, we are to release every offender from any form of penalty.

    The online Bible study you can access below the word “Related” above is extremely valuable in learning such Biblical truths about forgiveness, the most important one being that we should be motivated to forgive because God in Christ forgave us (Ephesians 4:32) while we were still sinners (Romans 5:8). So just as Christ forgave us (while we were sinners), so we must forgive others (Col 3:13).

    The second question in the Bible study asks if forgiving others is an option or an obligation and quotes Jesus’ answer at Matthew 5:22, “But I say to you that everyone who continues to be angry with his brother or harbors malice against him shall be guilty before the court.” (AMP)

    Notice this does not require the one who has hurt you to be repentant before you forgive . . . the reason for this seemingly hard statement is found in Luke 6:45 that says the overflow of a man’s heart will be reflected in his words and decisions. Thus, our forgiveness of others should be the result of a change in our minds and our hearts, not as a result of their repentance!

  • I believe you forgive someone only if they change their ways.would you forgive satan ?
    Forgiveness is a two part mix,the the forgiver /or offended one ,and the repentant offender if he does repent.

  • Esther Esther says:

    It is very important to forgive people in order to be set free and be forgiven. Jesus Himself forgave us yet we did not deserve it, therefore we should not be quick to gauge who does or does not deserve to be forgiven. In the LORD’s prayer, we are expected to forgive just as we are forgiven.

  • Kojo Vershie says:

    awsome!

  • 4giveness always brings out the best in a person

  • Shelley says:

    I always feel a lot better when I have forgiven that person, as i do not hold a grudge,as it stays along time when you do not do it.

  • Jessita H. Zabala says:

    Brethren,
    I am blessed to receive powerful revelation and wanted to thank your network for one message “Forgiving People Who Don’t deserve it” by Mr. Leonard Buhler. I can relate to this topic and I felt being set free, delivered by God’s grace through Jesus Christ my Savior, my Redeemer. Viewing the clip I looked up at Mr. Leonard as the father figure I seek. But I realized that only our God the Father can fill the void of my search for a father. Truly I am His lost child precious in His eyes whom He loves unconditionally and faithfully. I thank the Holy Spirit for the conviction that though I am a sinner, I can still forgive others even if they don’t deserve it because I myself has been forgiven thru Faith in Christ Jesus. Please pray for me that the work of transformation our All Knowing God started in me will be completed that I remain steadfast and faithful. Thank you very much.

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