God challenges a father to ask forgiveness of others
One of the most difficult and humbling human experiences is admitting you have wronged people and asking for their forgiveness. Though it may be hard, admitting your wrongdoing gives you a clear conscience and the peace that comes from knowing you did the right thing. And when you humble yourself by seeking amends, your character will grow and God will bless your faithfulness. However, there is no benefit for your spiritual life when you harbor resentment, anger, or grudges in your heart. When you hang onto your pride, God is not honored. Examine your heart today and determine if there is someone you have wronged. Then by God’s grace and with His help, seek forgiveness from the one you have hurt.
Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.
And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.
I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men. If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
Excerpts from God’s Gift for Fathers, written by Jack Countryman