The Danger of Harboring Unforgiveness


Jesus tells us that if we don’t forgive others, God will treat us the same way.

In anger his master turned him over to the jailers to be tortured, until he should pay back all he owed. This is how My heavenly Father will treat each of you unless you forgive your brother from your heart.”

Matthew 18:34-35


There are some verses in the Bible that are just hard to digest. We read them and we immediately wish we could take them out of the Bible. They are rough, because they are so convicting. But they are also some of the most crucial for us to understand.

In today’s verse, we see the danger of harboring unforgiveness against those who have harmed us. In short, Jesus tells us that if we don’t forgive others, God will treat us the same way. Because we’ve been greatly forgiven by God, we have a responsibility to greatly forgive those in our lives who have wronged us.

Are you harboring unforgiveness? Do the work it takes to forgive. And experience the freedom that comes along with it.


Thank God once again for the forgiveness He has extended to you. Pray for the ability to use that forgiveness to extend it to others – no matter what they may have done.


If someone has wronged you, write down on a sheet of paper what they have done. Then, in a display of letting that go, tear the paper up and throw it away. Free yourself from the harm of harboring unforgiveness.

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