‘For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.’ Matthew 6:14.
Our Bible tells us that we need to forgive others so that we can obtain forgiveness from God and Kevin Scott, owner of Mr Seafood #1 in Columbia or Mr. Seafood as he is known, showed Christ-like character when he decided to forgive robbers who had broken into his business.
Kevin’s restaurant on Two Notch Road was broken into on Jan. 13, he’s been at the same location since July 2017, surveillance video showed the suspect and he got to know the name of the person but Scott said he asked the neighbors to bring the guy to him and that he wanted to speak to him.
Scott said, “God inspired me,” he added, “I talked to the guy and he said he did it to feed his family, and his story didn’t seem dishonest to me. He apologized and offered to work to pay off what he stole, but I don’t want that. I just don’t want him committing crimes.”
He decided not to press charges but did what he had to do for closure. Scott said, “I don’t do things for accolades, I do them to give glory to God.”
He wrote on his Facebook, “Forgiveness is better,” and we do agree with Scott on this, as Christians we are told by the Lord not to persecute or drag other Christians to court but amicably resolve disputes among ourselves.