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Neither Will Your Father

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth: Jesus offers some strong words in Matthew 6. He says, “If you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses” (vv. 14–15).

John Piper reflected on this thought and said,

If the forgiveness we received at the cost of the blood of Jesus is so ineffective in our hearts that we are bent on holding unforgiving grudges and bitterness against someone, we're not saved. 1

I think one of the biggest reasons people find it difficult to accept and experience God’s love and forgiveness is a refusal to forgive others.

If we’re holding on to bitterness, we can never hope to enjoy the full, sweet taste of God’s compassion and mercy. Would you choose to forgive those who have wronged you and experience the forgiveness of your Father?

With Seeking Him, I’m Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth.

1 http://www.desiringgod.org/interviews/if-i-fail-to-forgive-others-will-god-not-forgive-me

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About the Teacher

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth has touched the lives of millions of women through Revive Our Hearts and the True Woman movement, calling them to heart revival and biblical womanhood. Her love for Christ and His Word is infectious, and permeates her online outreaches, conference messages, books, and two daily nationally syndicated radio programs—Revive Our Hearts and Seeking Him.

She has authored twenty-two books, including Lies Women Believe and the Truth That Sets Them Free, Seeking Him (coauthored), Adorned: Living Out the Beauty of the Gospel Together, and You Can Trust God to Write Your Story (coauthored with her husband). Her books have sold more than five million copies and are reaching the hearts of women around the world. Nancy and her husband, Robert, live in Michigan.