But we are to forgive, so that we may be forgiven. Knowing there is only one worthy to Judge, we are to sow forgiveness that we may reap forgiveness.
Sin came between God and man, and a man’s sin will remain between him and God unless brought to a place of repentance and redemption through Jesus Christ.
When Cain killed Abel was he not also sinning against God?
“If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must rule over it.” Genesis 4:7
We remember God was faithful to Job after his trials and testing. God return to him a double portion of all that he had lost after Job prayed for Eliphaz the Temanite and his two friends.
…”and my servant Job shall pray for you: for him will I accept: lest I deal with you after your folly, in that ye have not spoken of me the thing which is right, like my servant Job.” Job 42:8
And the LORD restored the fortunes of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before. Job 42:10
We are to die to self that we may live.
“If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.” Matt 16:24
Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbor, for we are all members of one body. “In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold. Eph 4:25-27
So then, each of us will give an account of ourselves to God.Therefore let us stop passing judgment on one another. Instead, make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in the way of a brother or sister. Roman 14:13
“Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” Hebrews 4:16
Side note – We forgive but that doesn’t mean we continue to stay in abusive relationships. Abusive people can damage your dreams, self-esteem, hope, self-worth, and steal your freedom through things like fear, guilt and shame. If there seems to be no way but their way – remember we can always choose God’s way.