If yes, is that a sincere forgiveness?
If it's you're brother or sister (in Christ) keep the matter private and approach to show him his fault. If you can't keep your mouth shut. Ask God for help. The new generation is to post thier problem in the facebook status. Does posting to social networking site will solve your problems?
Talk to her/him immediately.
“‘Do not hate a fellow Israelite in your heart. Rebuke your neighbor frankly so you will not share in their guilt. “‘Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone among your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the LORD.
2 Corinthians 4:1 Therefore, since through God’s mercy we have this ministry, we do not lose heart.
Do not overcome evil with evil but overcome evil with good.
2 Thesalonians 3:15 15 Yet do not regard them as an enemy, but warn them as you would a fellow believer.
- Keep the matter private.
- Ask Help from other believers.
- If he/she doesn't believe treat him as a pagan do not associate with him but do not hate him as an enemy.
Verse 18: settle the matters within the church not on the court or asking help to the unbelievers.
Forgiveness should be boundless. It is not about times, plus, not about counting the sins of other people.
You would say "I can forgive but will never listen to that person" do you want God to treat you that way?
Get rid of all bitterness. Because if you just know and experience all the forgiveness from God and accept Him then you will know how to forgive.
What's is the point of God's power if you don't ask help?
Observe the children they don't get bitter and easily forgive and then play together again.
Some of the most miserable people are those who doesn't know how to forgive as they are only punishing themselves.
Unless you forgive your brother from your heart, God will not do the same.
Revelation 2:23 I will strike her children dead. Then all the churches will know that I am he who searches hearts and minds, and I will repay each of you according to your deeds.
Ephesians 4:32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
Ezra 3:11 With praise and thanksgiving they sang to the LORD: "HE is good; HIS love to Israel endures forever." And all the people have a great shout of praise to the LORD, because the foundation of the house of the LORD was laid.
God is indeed truthful to His promises and faithful to our prayers. For If bestowed this sanctuary to us when we desperately need a place to fellowship and His timing was so perfect. Great is our God and forever I am thankful for His love and His provision. As we celebrate God's goodness today may we keep on thanking Him now and forever. Thanksgiving belongs to our Lord Jesus Christ.