Genesis Chapter 1: God – The “Who” of Creation – The Revelation of God through His Son Part 3

1) A Touching Word
Luke 23:32-34
Matthew 18:23-35

Father forgive them for they know not what they do
Forgive them:

That their sin may not be laid to their charge
Jesus did not pray “forgive me” but “forgive them and condemn me for their sin”
The only way sin could be removed from them was for it to be placed on Jesus
He is not asking God to forget or excuse their sins but to forgive them
Because He was paying their debt for them
Let the little children come unto Me

Matthew 19:13
Same as forgive
Forgive them (allow
let them continue) for they know not what they do
Those who put Jesus to death acted in ignorance
They did not really know or understand who they were killing
1 Corinthians 2:6-8
This is an example of Jesus interceding for His executioners
Imagine. This could have been the only thing keeping a Mighty Holy God from acting on behalf
of His Son
Let Him alone

Matthew 27:49
Father forgive (let them be, postpone judgment)
Let them be for now
Postpone the consequences for now until they realize what they have done
“know” they did not understand

Was that prayer answered?
Acts 3:12-21



Jesus was rejected by every part of society
Luke 23:38



Rejected by religion
National language



Rejected by government
Latin Official language



Rejected by culture
Cultural language

Father forgive them (us) for they know not (in ignorance) what they do
Jesus was praying for all generations to come
He prayed that all sins be put upon Himself
He prayed for us
All have sinned
All are ignorant in sins before salvation
Romans 3:23-26
Galatians 4:3-5
Ephesians 2:11-13


About Clint Rodgers

I am a father of 2 wonderful children and the husband of a beautiful woman who has taught me more about compassion for goofballs than I could have ever learned. I have know Jesus for many years but about 5 years ago I truly met Him and now I do my best to follow Him as I walk in this world
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