The ongoing debate between political parties colors the way many of us think, speak, and act each day. How many of us have ever felt that we would be unwelcome if we spoke our true minds? How many of us have ever put up walls to block out those we disagree with? This kind of isolation is a symptom of a larger problem: living an unforgiving life. When we fail to forgive others, we create barriers that can only be broken down by forgiveness. Once these barriers are up, however, pride can lead us to only build them higher. In Romans, it says, “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” When we humble ourselves and call upon Jesus as our Lord and Savior, the death that awaited us as wages for our sin is discarded in favor of new, eternal life. Forgiveness starts with humility. Today, humble yourself so that you are able to forgive the differences between you and others.
“There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” – Romans 8:1 ESV