Weekly Word Defintion – Forebearance

Definition of forbearance. a refraining from the enforcement of something (such as a debt, right, or obligation) that is due. The policy provides a means of forbearance for borrowers meeting certain criteria. Definition of Forbearance by Merriam-Webster

Forbearance” (a holding back) is ascribed to God (Romans 2:4, “the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering”; Romans 3:25 the Revised Version (British and American), “the passing over of the sins done aforetime, in the forbearance of God,” the King James Version “remission” (margin “passing over”) of sins, that are past, through the forbearance of God”); in Phil. 4:5, Revised Version (British and American) “forbearance,” margin “gentleness”; it is a Christian grace in likeness to God. “Forbearing” (The King James Version, margin) is substituted by the Revised Version (British and American) for “patient” (“holding up under evil”) in 2 Tim. 2:24. The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia.

Sin is easy and some say it is fun; Salvation on the other hand is inconvenient, boring, wimpish, and is not easy to maintain.

For some, sin is easy because they have lived that type of life so long, they just can’t give it up. It is much easier to stretch your definition of what the bible says than to change your whole lifestyle.

God has given us the alternative to sin through Jesus Christ. If we believe on Christ as our savior, He will change our lives for us. To believe we must, study the bible, pray, love one another, Help one another, and be willing to die for each other. If you do all these things for the remainder of your life, you will use less energy than just one of those parties you attended.

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