FORGIVE

What does FORGIVE stand for?

Faith, Obedience, Righteousness, Grace, Inheritance, Victory, Edification

Some Christians interpret the slang term ‘FORGIVE’ as an acronym. FORGIVE stands for “Faith, Obedience, Righteousness, Grace, Inheritance, Victory, Edification.”

These seven principles, faith, obedience, righteousness, grace, inheritance, victory, and edification, act as a guide on how and why people should forgive each other.

But, alongside these reasons to forgive, there’s also simple human kindness. While it may not fit into the neat acronym of FORGIVE, kindness is a powerful reason to forgive others. And, it’s often easier to remember.

Example for using ‘FORGIVE’ in a conversation

Hey, remember that acronym FORGIVE?

Yeah, I do! It stands for Faith, Obedience, Righteousness, Grace, Inheritance, Victory, and Edification, right?

Exactly! It’s a reminder for how and why we should forgive each other.

That’s really helpful. But you know, sometimes a simple act of kindness is enough reason to forgive someone too, don’t you think?

Absolutely! Kindness may not have a fancy acronym, but it’s definitely important to remember.