After learning about how God loves us, this verse makes more sense. God’s love covers over our sins. He covers our sins with his son. Jesus’ death paid the payment for our sins. God shows how much he loves us, that while we were still sinners, before we accepted Jesus as our savior, he sent Jesus to pay the penalty for our sins. God desires to be in relationship with us. He did all the work to make that relationship possible.
1. Are you good at forgiving others? Explain.
2. How do you accept the forgiveness of others?
Challenge: Is there someone you need to forgive, or someone’s forgiveness you need to accept? Ask God for direction in taking a step toward giving or receiving forgiveness.
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