Forbearance [fawr-bair-us ns]: Patient, self-control, restraint or tolerance. A refraining from something. An abstaining from the enforcement of a right.
In Romans 3:25, We see that God loved us so much he sacrificed His son Jesus. God did this to demonstrate his righteousness. “Because of his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished. He did it to demonstrate his righteousness at the present time, so as to be just and the one who justifies those who have faith in Jesus” This refers to the stories in the Old testament. God was willing to kill his one and only son, so that we may never have to fall captive to our sin.
Today, think of this word and allow it to be a reminder to the Spirit within. God created us with a Spirit of Self-control. We are not controlled by sin like those without God’s favor. Instead, we live for the glory of God’s Kingdom and God’s road leads to eternal life. We have the opportunity to acknowledge how blessed we truly are despite our hardships. We are breathing and able to read this message. By seeking God’s truth and growing in faith; He will reveal His love, grace and forbearance. Seek and you shall find. Pray and you shall be answered. Isn’t is great to serve an amazing, just and righteous Lord that wants nothing but the best for you! If God is for us than who shall be against us?
Read today’s Verse: Romans 2:6, Romans 8:31-35