Contrary to the world’s and even some religious views, it’s impossible to earn forgiveness. For some this may be a hard pill to swallow however, belief is a function of the will. No one can force a person to believe. He or she must choose to believe (John 3:16). And the same will that can choose to believe can also choose not to believe. God’s forgiveness is not contingent on our doing something to earn it, including forgiving someone (that is why it is called grace). So why do we often defer forgiving others? Jesus said in Mark 11:25-26, “But when you are praying, first forgive anyone you are holding a grudge against, so that your Father in heaven will forgive your sins, too. But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father who is in heaven forgive your transgressions.” So today, make forgiveness a lifestyle, forgiving instantly so that the offense can NOT take root. Do NOT let the sun go down on your anger (Eph 4:26-27). Yes, forgiveness takes strength, and God can give you that strength if you truly embrace the power of grace.   

About Noel Pinnock and Lowell Pinnock

Noel Pinnock is a published author and recognized expert with over 25 years of experience in transforming under performing companies into positions of prosperity and optimum value. He specializes in strategic, operational, and tactical services. As a nationally certified public manager, he has been responsible for overseeing many large-scale organizational transformations. We are #4given, saved by the blood of Christ.
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  1. So true and beautifully said. Wish more people would really learn to forgive. It’s hard but with God all things are made possible. God bless!


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