Sunday, January 2, 2011

Consider Jesus in Forgiveness

Consider Jesus—in the Forgiveness of Injury

"Father, 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 Savior 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.

(from Octavius Winslow's Consider Jesus)

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