Repairing Relationships: Why Does Forgiveness Matter?


Bible Passage

Proverbs 10:18 (Listen)

18   The one who conceals hatred has lying lips,
    and whoever utters slander is a fool.


Proverbs 11:12–13 (Listen)

12   Whoever belittles his neighbor lacks sense,
    but a man of understanding remains silent.
13   Whoever goes about slandering reveals secrets,
    but he who is trustworthy in spirit keeps a thing covered.


Proverbs 17:9 (Listen)

  Whoever covers an offense seeks love,
    but he who repeats a matter separates close friends.


Proverbs 24:17–18 (Listen)

17   Do not rejoice when your enemy falls,
    and let not your heart be glad when he stumbles,
18   lest the LORD see it and be displeased,
    and turn away his anger from him.