There are so many benefits you can reap when you forgive others. I will put them into five categories:
1. Forgiving others frees us from the consequences of not forgiving. When we forgive we avoid all the consequences we have previously discussed and more.
2. Forgiving others makes healing possible. When we learn to forgive, God forgives us and cleanses us. And through that cleansing process He thoroughly heals us of all the pain that our anger, bitterness and resentment have caused us. Moreover He heals us from disgust and rejection we feel from ourselves (from bad habits) and from others. His cleansing and healing process is so complete that we will feel like a new person (2 Cor. 5:17).
3. Forgiving others leads to the growth of relationships.What not forgiving has done to destroy relationships, forgiveness will do to develop and nurture relationships. And that is…
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