He who covers a transgression seeks love, But he who repeats a matter separates friends.
We must be willing to forgive. We must remember that we have been forgiven by the Lord. He has forgiven us by His love, grace, and mercy. We didn’t deserve forgiveness but because of His love and His grace He chose to forgive us and to lay down His life for us. How much more should we be willing to forgive. If we desire to walk as one we must be willing to forgive one another.
One of the great weapons of the enemy to try to separate and divide God’s people is offense and causing us to become bitter and unwilling to forgive. Throughout our lives we will be hurt by others. We live in a world filled with broken people and more than that the body of Christ is filled with broken people who are in transition so naturally we will get hurt or offended at different times in our lives.
But the key is not to allow our bitterness or our pain to control us and dominate us. Not to allow the pain we feel to bind us and cause us to pull back from others in the body of Christ. Let us simply be willing to forgive. Let us cover over the transgressions that may have been done to us. Let us see people for who they are and understand that we all make mistakes. Some the mistakes are bigger than others but the truth is that all of us are in process and if we can remember this and be willing to forgive then we will walk in unity and the power of the Holy Spirit.