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Olathe View Baptist Church

Forgiveness - An Act of the Will

Jesus taught his disciples to forgive those who offend them repeatedly, even seven times in a day. The disciples thought this was over the top, they surely needed more faith. Jesus essentially taught them that it was not faith they needed, what they needed was simple obedience. And for them to forgive in the manner He was telling them, they were not doing anything exceptional, they were merely doing that which they were commanded to do. Don't forgive when you feel like forgiving, its not a matter of your emotions, it is a matter of your will.