A Year In The Bible - Part 2 Day: 31 - We are to forgive many times

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Day 31 - We are to forgive many times

Joshua 14-17; Luke 17

When someone has sinned towards us, repents and comes to us seeking forgiveness, we are commanded to forgive; even many times, just as Jesus forgives us many times for the same thing also. Extra caution given to leading others to sin. Jesus relates that the day of His return to earth, some will be left behind.

  • 17:1 He said to the disciples, "It is impossible that no occasions of stumbling should come, but woe to him through whom they come!
  • 17:2 It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were thrown into the sea, rather than that he should cause one of these little ones to stumble.
  • 17:3 Be careful. If your brother sins against you, rebuke him. If he repents, forgive him.
  • 17:4 If he sins against you seven times in the day, and seven times returns, saying, 'I repent,' you shall forgive him."
  • 17:11 It happened as he was on his way to Jerusalem, that he was passing along the borders of Samaria and Galilee.
  • 17:12 As he entered into a certain village, ten men who were lepers met him, who stood at a distance.
  • 17:13 They lifted up their voices, saying, "Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!"
  • 17:14 When he saw them, he said to them, "Go and show yourselves to the priests." It happened that as they went, they were cleansed.
  • 17:15 One of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, glorifying God with a loud voice.
  • 17:16 He fell on his face at Jesus' feet, giving him thanks; and he was a Samaritan.
  • 17:17 Jesus answered, "Weren't the ten cleansed? But where are the nine?
  • 17:18 Were there none found who returned to give glory to God, except this stranger?"
  • 17:19 Then he said to him, "Get up, and go your way. Your faith has healed you."
  • 17:22 He said to the disciples, "The days will come, when you will desire to see one of the days of the Son of Man, and you will not see it.
  • 17:23 They will tell you, 'Look, here!' or 'Look, there!' Don't go away, nor follow after them,
  • 17:24 for as the lightning, when it flashes out of the one part under the sky, shines to the other part under the sky; so will the Son of Man be in his day.
  • 17:25 But first, he must suffer many things and be rejected by this generation.
  • 17:26 As it happened in the days of Noah, even so will it be also in the days of the Son of Man.
  • 17:27 They ate, they drank, they married, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ship, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.
  • 17:28 Likewise, even as it happened in the days of Lot: they ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built;
  • 17:29 but in the day that Lot went out from Sodom, it rained fire and sulfur from the sky, and destroyed them all.
  • 17:30 It will be the same way in the day that the Son of Man is revealed.
  • 17:33 Whoever seeks to save his life loses it, but whoever loses his life preserves it.
  • 17:34 I tell you, in that night there will be two people in one bed. The one will be taken, and the other will be left.
  • 17:35 There will be two grinding grain together. One will be taken, and the other will be left."
  • 17:36 Two will be in a field: One will be taken, and the other will be left.
  • Retention/Recall
    • If we are sinned against and the offender repents and asks our forgiveness, are we commanded to forgive?

      Luke 17:3-4 OK

    • Out of the ten lepers that Jesus healed close to Galilee, how many returned to thank Jesus?

      Luke 17:11-19 OK

    • The days of Noah (the great flood) and the days of Lot (the destruction Sodom and Gomorrah) were very wicked. How will the days be at the time of Jesus's second coming?

      Luke 17:22-30 OK

    • When Jesus returns will everyone be gathered up with him in the clouds or will some be left behind?

      Luke 17:33-36 OK

    • We all stumble into sin. Is it even somehow worse to cause others to stumble?

      Luke 17:1-2 OK

What is the Sinner's Prayer for Salvation?

The sinners prayer is a common Christian term for a prayer that is said when someone wants to repent of their sin, ask God for forgiveness, and verbally state their belief in the life, death, and saving resurrection of Jesus Christ.

"For, if with your lips you acknowledge the truth of the message that JESUS IS LORD, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with their hearts people believe and so attain to righteousness, while with their lips they make their Profession of faith and so find salvation." Romans 10:9-10

Christ's death on the cross paid in full the debt of our sin. Action must be taken to take hold of the gift.

Dear God, I know that I am a sinner and there is nothing that I can do to save myself. I confess my complete helplessness to forgive my own sin or to work my way to heaven through any good works. At this moment I trust Christ alone and receive by faith all Grace purchased by Jesus as the One who bore my sin when He died on the cross. I believe that He did all that will ever be necessary for me to stand in your holy presence. I thank you that Christ was raised from the dead as a guarantee of my own resurrection. As best as I can, I now transfer my trust to Him and by my faith take hold of His grace and love for me. I am grateful that He has promised to receive me despite my many sins and failures. Thank you for your word that will guide me as to how I should live my remaining days. Please grant me the wisdom to discern correctly and motivation to grow my faith, obedience, understanding, appreciation, and love for you. Thank you for your Grace and mercy that I do not deserve. Thank you that my salvation is not based on my level of performance in my short life but in my receiving what your victory on the cross did pay for. Thank you that I can receive by my faith alone, your glorious gift of salvation. Thank you for hearing this prayer and for saving me. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.