Forgiving & Forbearing
Main Point: Love is a choice by faith based on what Christ has done for us.
1. God has given us the gift of His forbearance and forgiveness through Christ
2. We are called to forbear with each other daily
3. We are called to forgive each other again and again
Good sense makes one slow to anger and it is his glory to overlook an offense.
12 Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, 13 bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. 14 And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. (ESV)