Daily Devotionals: (Dec. 21st) Consider Jesus in the Forgiveness of Injury

Posted: December 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

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ReadingFather, forgive them; for they know not what they do.” Luke 23:34

If the Christian precept of forgiveness be estimated by the magnitude of the injury forgiven, then these words of Jesus present to our view a forgiveness of an inconceivable and unparalleled injury. The greatest crime man ever committed was the crucifixion of the Son of God; and yet, for the forgiveness of that crime, the Saviour prays at the very moment of its perpetration, fully persuaded of the sovereign efficacy of the blood His enemies were now shedding, to blot out the enormous guilt of the sin of shedding it.

This interceding prayer of Jesus for His murderers was in the sweetest harmony with all He had previously taught. On no gospel precept did He seem to lay greater stress than the precept of forgiveness of injury. Where shall we find any Christian precept enjoined…

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