Text: And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors…For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. (Matthew 6:12,14-15)

Tweet: The only part of the Model or Lord’s Prayer that our Lord reemphasized is the part about asking God to forgive us as we forgive others (Matthew 6:12). Have you ever really thought about this; do you really want to pray for God to forgive you the exact same way you forgive others? Chances are you don’t. Yet Jesus taught that God’s forgiveness of our sins is in direct correlation to our forgiveness of others who have sinned against us (Matthew 6:14-15). In light of this, we should start being as forgiving towards others as we want God to be toward us.