One of the difficult thing on earth is to accept forgiveness. We can receive forgiveness from God for our sins, from people we have hurt but also we we can receive forginess from ourselves. It takes humility to accepting forgiveness. Because of pride, no one can ever accept responsibility. We are always defending ourselves. The most difficult forgiveness is to forgive yourself for any mistake done. This is the reason that we are always full of regrets. I pray that God will help you to accept forgiveness. If we cant receive forgiveness, it will always be had to forgive others. God forgave us through Jesus Christ, and therefore we should accept forgiveness by accepting Jesus Christ in our lives.

“Iniquity is atoned for by mercy and truth.  Evil is avoided by reverence for God.”  Proverbs 16:6

To atone means to pay for the iniquity, the evil, or wrong we have done.  The payment (atonement) makes restitution and restores us to our former state.  The end result is forgiveness.  The principle of forgiveness is probably one of the most rewarding principles we can experience in life, because it has a major effect on our health and well being as a person.  It will also affect our business dealings, as well as our relationships with others in general.

In order to experience forgiveness, we need to understand why we should accept and receive forgiveness from God.  We must first recognize that God is holy and just, and wants us to practice righteousness with each other, derived from His laws.  He made the true rules of life and living.  These rules are called Truth.  They cannot be broken without penalties.  They are like the law of gravity.  We cannot change its rules, but must learn to live by them. Likewise, God’s law is just, and punishment must follow its violation; otherwise, God’s Word could not be trusted.  However, unlike gravity— where punishment follows immediately after violation—mercy and forgiveness are available for us while we are in the process of learning the spiritual rules of life, giving us second chances.  God’s attitude is that “all people are my creation.”  He loves everyone, good and bad.  The difference is that the righteous have discovered what makes life work, while others have not.

God knew that we would fall short of His law of righteousness, so He provided a law of atonement.  He calls this forgiveness.  If we don’t understand or receive forgiveness, then we are under the penalty and punishment of God’s system of justice.  Jesus did not come to destroy or take away God’s law of justice, but to teach us principles of love and mercy, tempered with justice.  He offers forgiveness for those who receive Him.  Law without mercy makes life hard and tough.  It brings on constant guilt and anger which destroys our health and relationships.  Without experiencing forgiveness we develop a bad attitude about people and life in general, putting ourselves in a negative, defensive mode toward life.  Beware of these two attitudes:

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