The word “forgive” is translated from two Greek words. The first is Charizomai, from the word Charis, which means “grace.” The word appears 28 times in the New Testament of the KJV Bible.
The word means “to bestow a favour unconditionally, to show one’s self gracious, kind, benevolent, or to grant forgiveness, to pardon.”

As Christians, we’re to forgive each other the way Christ forgave us, as found in Ephesians 4:32 and Colossians 2:13. Generally speaking, forgiveness is a decision to let go of all resentment and thoughts of revenge for wrongs done against you.

Forgiving those who offend you works in two ways; first, it helps you let go of the hurt and focus on what’s good and right. Then it also helps the other party when you release them as the Word of God instructs.

Never try to get even or take care of a situation yourself; rather trust and obey God. When you forgive others, it helps your fellowship with God flow freely and prevents the devil from having any foothold in your life.

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