The power to forgive is one of the greatest powers given to man. It's part of the nature and essence of God, and when you exercise it you assume godlike stature. You have the power to forgive and thus rise above the pettiness of mortals.
But why get stuck in human nature? Choosing to forgive another is one of the hardest things most people ever do, especially if it's undeserved. It's hard because it's not human nature. Human nature cries out for revenge and retribution.
When you received Him as your Savior, you received a measure of His superhuman nature. Once you've received Him, how much that superhuman nature rules in your life is up to you, and that is reflected in your choices. Jesus came to bring forgiveness and salvation from sin, but He also came to save you from human nature.
Since one of the most outstanding traits of His nature is a readiness to forgive, how quick you are to forgive others is a pretty good indication of whether or not you're letting His superhuman nature take charge.
Whether that person who wronged you deserves forgiveness or not is not the central issue. The central issue is you doing the right thing!
If others have done wrong, they deserve a just punishment. But forgiveness is greater than justice. Justice is human; forgiveness is divine. No one really deserves forgiveness.
Forgive others who have wronged you, even as your heavenly Father forgives you. TO SHARE!