Doctrine and Covenants 64:10
“I, the Lord, will forgive whom I will forgive, but of you it is required to forgive all men.”
In section 64, the Lord reminded the Saints that they should forgive one another. We all make mistakes and sin. The Lord says that “he who forgiveth not his brother…there remaineth in him the greater sin.” It’s important to leave judgement to God and try our best to forgive others. The Lord promises to forgive us if we repent.
The Lord also tells the Saints to “not be weary in well-doing, for ye are laying the foundation of a great work.” It would have been difficult for the early Saints to imagine how the Church would grow and how the Lord would fulfill his promises. Many things they were asked to do didn’t make sense to them at the time. But looking back, we can see how the Lord guided the Saints to do what was best. The Lord also guides us, and even though we may not understand the reasons, the things He asks us to do help us and others.
“In the everyday circumstances of life, you will surely be wronged by other people—sometimes innocently and sometimes intentionally. It is easy to become bitter or angry or vengeful in such situations, but this is not the Lord’s way. He set the perfect example of forgiveness when He was on the cross. Referring to the Roman soldiers who had crucified Him, He prayed, ‘Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do’ (Luke 23:34; see footnote c).” True to the Faith, Forgiveness, Pgs. 71-72
These lessons are perfect for: Family Home Evening at the beginning of the week, to recap the following Sunday or to enhance your family scripture study.
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