Ephesians 4:32-32 Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you
God shows us His redeeming grace first. He forgives us unconditionally first. He demonstrates his love to us while we are yet sinners. From this starting place of grace, we are then able to forgive others and love others, as well as love God with our heart, mind, and soul. It is all because of God’ grace that we “walk in love” according to Ephesians 5:2. Because God in Christ forgave us, we can be loving, gracious and forgiving. We can give grace only because we’ve been given grace.