What Jesus teaches about Forgiveness


Forgiveness can be one of the hardest things to embrace, especially when we’ve been deeply hurt. Yet, Jesus teaches us that it’s an essential part of our spiritual journey. He calls us to forgive, not just once or twice, but continually. Imagine the freedom and peace that could fill your life if you were able to let go of every grievance and resentment. Incredible, right? This devotional will guide you through what Jesus says about forgiveness and how embracing it can transform your life.

Dive into this study with an open heart and mind. Allow the teachings of Jesus to touch your soul and lead you towards a life filled with love, peace, and forgiveness. Hold onto hope that no matter how difficult this path may seem, God empowers you to walk it with grace.

Bible Verse

Matthew 18:21-22 (NIV): “Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, ‘Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?’ Jesus answered, ‘I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.'”


In this powerful dialogue with Peter, Jesus sets a sky-high standard for forgiveness. Peter thought he was being generous by suggesting forgiving someone up to seven times. Jesus, however, blows past Peter’s expectations by saying we must forgive seventy-seven times, symbolizing unlimited forgiveness.

Jesus’ lesson emphasizes that forgiveness is not about keeping count but rather about cultivating a heart that is always willing to forgive. It’s a continual practice, an ongoing choice, not a one-time act.

Forgiveness also reflects God’s boundless grace toward us. Just as He forgives our countless sins, we are called to extend the same grace to others, breaking the chains of bitterness and resentment in our hearts.

Ultimately, forgiving others is a journey of healing—for ourselves and for those we forgive. It liberates us from the heavy burden of grudges and opens the door to divine peace and joy.

Actions to Take

– Reflect on someone you need to forgive and start the process of forgiving them in your heart.

– Pray daily for the strength and willingness to forgive others as Jesus commands.

– Write a letter expressing forgiveness, whether you choose to send it or not.

– Meditate on God’s forgiveness toward you and allow it to inspire inward transformation.

– Seek counsel and support from someone you trust if you find it hard to forgive.

Journal Prompts

– What does forgiveness mean to me?

– Is there someone I’ve been unable to forgive? Why?

– How do I feel when I think about forgiving this person?

– What steps can I take today toward forgiving someone?

– How can I embrace Jesus’ teaching of forgiving “seventy-seven times”?


Heavenly Father, I come before You with a heavy heart, seeking the grace to forgive others as You have forgiven me. Teach me to let go of my grievances and embrace Your boundless mercy. Help me to continuously transform my heart to love and forgive, setting myself and others free from the chains of bitterness. Thank You for Your infinite love and forgiveness, and guide me to walk in the light of Your teachings every day. Amen.

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Embracing Jesus’ teaching on forgiveness can transform your heart and life in ways you never imagined. It allows you to live freely, unburdened by the weight of grudges and resentments. Remember, forgiveness is not a one-time act but a continuous journey. With God’s grace, you have the power to forgive as many times as necessary.

Continue to cultivate a heart of forgiveness and see how this divine practice blesses every area of your life. Stay encouraged and keep joining us for more insightful Bible studies at BGodInspired.com. Together, we can walk this spiritual journey with love, grace, and forgiveness.

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