If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

1 John 1:9

What a gift forgiveness is! Not only do we receive forgiveness from God, but He helps us forgive others. We can never right our wrongs, cleanse ourselves from our own sin. Sacrifices of animals, trying to follow rules, never did it for us. This is what the Old Testament is about. We needed the perfect sacrifice of Jesus to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. What a gift!

But there is even more. He will give us forgiveness for others. He knows we aren’t able to do it alone. God knows how unforgiveness chains us down and causes us to stay in hurt and bitterness and ultimately leading us to hurt others, too. He partners with us and helps us forgive others so that we can be free! Praise Him, for He is good and worthy to be praised!