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Forgiveness, “New Covenant-style”

Matthew 6:12
12 And forgive us our debts,
As we forgive our debtors.

On Matthew 6 side of the cross (pre-crucifixion), the measure of forgiveness received from God was based on the measure of our forgiveness of others.

On our side of the cross (post-crucifixion), it’s based on the measure of Christ’s forgiveness of others.

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Lord’s prayer

Matthew 6:9-13
9 In this manner, therefore, pray:
Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.
10 Your kingdom come.
Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts,
As we forgive our debtors.
13 And do not lead us into temptation,
But deliver us from the evil one.
For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen

As with any prayer of petition, I believe that the so-called “Lord’s prayer” was also was meant to be answered, and it largely has been, on the cross.

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