Biblical Forgiveness Myth #3

Forgiveness Means You Have to Trust Them

“Just because you have forgiven someone doesn’t mean you have to trust them. If the offender has a track record of wronging others and has a blatant disregard for others’ welfare, you would be foolish to believe they won’t do it to you too.”

Biblical forgiveness: Ephesians 4:15 says, “Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ.”

Speak the truth in love to others.  Tell others plainly that they have wronged you and the way in which they have done so.  Don’t allow them to trick you into believing the offense is your fault. Do this in the hopes they will become more mature in the faith.