How Willing Are You to Forgive?


“Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:” (Ephesians 4:26)


Have you ever had a splinter in your finger? Maybe it’s down deep enough and you see it as a little dark spot and say, “Well, I could get that out, but I don’t know.” You could get a needle and pick it out or say, “Well, maybe it’ll work its way out,” and just leave it there. It seems to be all right. And then one morning you wake up and you’ve got this incredible pain and this thing is throbbing, it is festered, and it is infected because you didn’t get it out. The Bible says, “…let not the sun go down upon your wrath.” Don’t ever go to sleep, husband and wife, back-to-back, angry and pouting. Sometimes it’s hard to make up. If we aren’t careful, our anger can be like that splinter. It may start small, but if we let it go, it can grow into a significant problem.

  • Why is it difficult to forgive quickly?
  • How have you seen a difference in your life when you were more willing to offer forgiveness to those closest to you?

Take time today to consider who you need to forgive.

What steps will you take toward forgiveness?