Luke 11:4, "And forgive us our sins; for we ourselves forgive everyone who is indebted to us..." Forgiving others does not mean we "deserve" forgiveness ourselves. Forgiveness means we do not want vengeance or restitution. Doesn't this scripture give us revelation that we are to be like GOD, to be conformed to HIS image, forgive because HE forgives, and to be HOLY because HE is HOLY? Instead of wanting vengeance, we want others to know the Blessing of GOD that we have experienced in HIS forgiveness of us. Maybe it is that we are BLESSED to BLESS, for we have the HOLY SPIRIT in us; "the fruit of the SPIRIT is love, joy, peace, patience and kindness". Maybe our "Golden Rule" is really, "DO UNTO OTHERS, WHAT GOD HAS DONE UNTO YOU".
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