2 Sam 19 “Forgiveness…”
Chapter 19 is the completion of a saga that had torn apart the nation and although the nation is not completely healed, David takes the extraordinary step of forgiving those who had slandered, lied, and did many other things. It takes a broken heart to step out of your comfort zone to forgive those who have done those things and David once again shows us why God said he was a man after God’s own heart. God forgives us from all our sins, big or little. God takes the extraordinary step of reaching down from heaven to reveal His heart to all of mankind. Some accept and some reject. Our job is to follow His example and forgive those who have wronged us just as Jesus did as they nailed him to that tree.
Could we do any less?
Vengeance is mine saith the Lord and HE will deal with all of those who have sinned against us. That is a truth you can take to the bank. God is gracious and although our hearts are broken, God’s love covers those sins. Love covers a multitude of sins—trust me I know from personal experience. Perhaps you have as well and if you feel comfortable, share how God used your forgiveness to unify that which was broken.