8 Powerful Quotes About Forgiveness

By Fin Sheridan

Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve been dipping into the Lord’s Prayer. We started with the audacious encouragement to call God our Father. Then we looked at what it means to ask for God’s will to be done. After that, we walked through the section asking God for his provision.

Up next, “forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us”. Forgiveness is not an uncovered subject and so, for today’s post, I thought I’d simply list some of the most impacting sentences and quotes that I’ve heard about forgiveness. If I’ve missed your favourite, you can comment it below or on social media!

So when the devil throws your sins in your face and declares that you deserve death and hell, tell him this: “I admit that I deserve death and hell, what of it? For I know One who suffered and made satisfaction on my behalf. His name is Jesus Christ, Son of God, and where He is there I shall be also!”  – Martin Luther

To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you.” – C S Lewis

“Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.” – Nelson Mandela

Comment your favourite quote below!

There is more mercy in Christ than sin in us.” – Richard Stibbes

My sin, oh, the bliss of this glorious thought! My sin, not in part but the whole, is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more!” – It Is Well

Take heart, my son; your sins are forgiven.”- Jesus, in Matthew 9:2

I wondered if that was how forgiveness budded; not with the fanfare of epiphany, but with pain gathering its things, packing up, and slipping away unannounced in the middle of the night.” – Khaled Hosseini

Well may the accuser roar, of sins that I have done; I know them all and thousands more, Jehovah knoweth none!” – Samuel Grandy

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