Forgiveness and the 70×7 equation is not about a number, but an attitude. I refuse to be offended. I will not allow my heart to be defiled by bitterness. You can not offend me.
I will not hold a grudge.
I have been forgiven.
Therefore, I forgive
I am a forgiver. 24/7
When we are living in grace, grace is what we give. The nature of virtue we receive it finds its fulness when it flows through us.
Jesus said we should forgive 70×7.
The interpretation of the number is an unhindered spirit of forgiveness that flows.
I reflect the goodness of God toward me by seeking to allow that same light shine through me to other. The fruit of the Spirit is love. When the Spirit is in me, I will bear bountiful fruit. Love.
One of the greatest proofs of love is forgiveness.
Love covers a multitude of sins.
How complete is love?
Better than any paint from Home Depot, I can help cover my brother with love.
Father forgive them. I forgive them.
It’s not permission to do wrong. It’s a refusal to allow a wrong to me to become a part of me.
Read the Words of Jesus on this matter for the Word to illuminate this issue in fulness.
21 Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? 22 Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven. 23 Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, which would take account of his servants. 24 And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him, which owed him ten thousand talents. 25 But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made. 26 The servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. 27 Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt. 28 But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellowservants, which owed him an hundred pence: and he laid hands on him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pay me that thou owest. 29 And his fellowservant fell down at his feet, and besought him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. 30 And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt. 31 So when his fellowservants saw what was done, they were very sorry, and came and told unto their lord all that was done. 32 Then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto him, O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou desiredst me: 33 Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee? 34 And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him. 35 So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.