Let’s be honest. Forgiveness doesn’t come naturally, and it very rarely comes easily. It may be because of what the word means. The word “forgiveness” literally means “to let go” or “to send away.” It is a financial term that refers to the cancellation of a debt. When someone hurts you or does you wrong, they are in your debt. Forgiveness is your willingness on your own to simply write off cancel the debt. It is the willingness to simply say to a person who has done you wrong and really does owe you, “You don’t owe me anymore.” Sin is a debt that is owed. When you sin against someone you owe them. When they sin against you, they owe you. The only thing that pays the debt off is forgiveness, but when somebody is forgiven somebody has paid. Many of you need to become debt-free today. If you will take three simple steps, you can become just that.
When you take the time to study the book of Ephesians, you will see that it is full of rich truth that points to the nature and character of God. Throughout this series, we are going to take a closer look at several of the aspects of God’s character, and as we do, you’ll see how unbelievable God is. What He has done for us and what He continues to do for us to this day is absolutely mind-boggling. Thankfully, Paul does an incredible job explaining to us how we can grow in trust, faith, and belief in a God who is truly unbelievable.