Let’s be honest, keeping score of other people messing up is something we are all tempted to do. The longer we know people, the more data we gather. As they disappoint or hurt us, we feel justified in making sure we have a record of the wrongs. So here is a question to consider, what if God treated us this same way? What if He kept a detailed account of our faults, failures and mess- ups? The good news is He offers us grace and forgiveness through His son Jesus. When we humbly accept Him, we are forgiven and clean. Once we accept Christ, God expects us to begin showing others the same kindness and grace we have received. This doesn’t mean we are blind to faults, hurts, pain and sorrow caused by others. It means that we will learn to treat them as we have been treated by God. He doesn’t ignore our sin. In fact, He clearly calls us out on it. But He also keeps the door open for us to turn and repent.
The following verses show us the heart of God and the example He wants us to follow: