Jesus said to his disciples:
“Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.
“Stop judging and you will not be judged.
Stop condemning and you will not be condemned.
Forgive and you will be forgiven.
Give and gifts will be given to you;
a good measure, packed together, shaken down, and overflowing,
will be poured into your lap.
For the measure with which you measure
will in return be measured out to you.”
This reminds me of of my high school science class and the concept of energy. The concept was energy cannot be created or destroyed, it can only be transferred or transformed from one form or another.
It is an eternal cycle. Just as the scripture suggests. Forgive and you will be forgiven, which in turn makes you more willing to forgive.
In light of the world we live in, the ones I believe that need to be focused on are judging and condemning. We have become so judge mental and condemning of others that we put ourselves in a place of judgement and condemnation.
The scripture says there is no condemnation in Christ, but my question is, are you in Christ?