How many times have we misunderstood the word "Must" in the Bible? "...as the LORD has forgiven you, so you MUST forgive," Colossians 3:13. Or in the LORD'S Prayer "... and forgive us our debts, as we have forgiven our debtors..." Matthew 6:12. "Must do" implies an authority giving us an order that we are to (MUST) comply and do it. MUST means to be obliged or required by moral gratitude; it is the result of Love uniting all of our virtures in perfect harmony. Those who have received such forgiveness from GOD, are so moved with gratitude toward GOD that they eagerly Forgive others. Forgiving becomes instantaneous and spontanteous (without thought). It is something we MUST do for the GOD in us! We MUST forgive because we are "overwhelmed" with the forgiveness we, ourselves, have been forgiven; it we become "compelled" to forgive through inevitable Divne Providence. Do you think that MUST be, WHAT "MUST", "MUST" MEAN?
Psalm 139: 23-24
GOD IS GOD!
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