Matthew 5:24. Another consequence of unforgiveness is that unforgiveness prevents you from coming into God’s presence. If you have unforgiveness in your heart against someone, God does not want you in his presence. No matter how much you desire to worship God and to be in his presence, he does not want to have anything to do with you when you refuse to forgive others.
Matthew 18:35. There are consequences to our unforgiveness. Jesus teaches us that if we do not have in our hearts the ability to forgive, God will not forgive us. The parable of the unmerciful servant teaches us the terrible consequences of unforgiveness.
Most of us are familiar with the story of Cain and Abel. Abel brought a worthy offering to God, an offering of blood, and God was well pleased. Cain made a personal choice to bring God an unworthy offering. This was an offering of the ground, the cursed ground.
1 Corinthians 13:5. Love is never inpatient, mean, envies, prideful, short-lived, or self-serving. Many people think of love as a two-way agreement with "if" and "then" statements. They say, "If you love me or take care of me or satisfy me or say good things about me or give me a lot of money or maintain your beauty, then I will love you". This is not love.
1 Corinthians 13:4. Love is patience. Love is kind. Love is not selfish, envious, nor prideful. Love will be patience no matter what the situation. Love will be kind to everyone whether they deserve it or not. This type of love is "agape" love. This pure love is an unmerited favor toward another.
1st Corinthians 13:6. True Love rejoices in the things of God. The things of God include love itself, truth, and goodness. God is the only source of all true love, truth, and goodness. Without God there is no true love, truth, or goodness.
1 Corinthians 13:13. Christian theologians have traditionally identified faith, hope, and charity (love) as the three Christian virtues (Three Theological Virtues). Of the three Christian virtues, love is the greatest (1 Corinthians 13:13, “1 Corinthians 13:13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity”).
Romans 8:6. According to the Bible our religious values determine our future in life and in the hereafter. If we have religious values that are spiritually-minded such as truth, goodness, and love, we will have a life of peace and joy. This is what Jesus teaches us if we will believe Him. These are the things of the Spirit and of God.
Romans 8:2. If our religious values are based on the teachings of Jesus Christ, we can be free from sin and death. We can escape death, the consequence of sin, and have eternal life. All we need to do is accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior.
Acts 13:39. If we believe in Jesus we are justified by faith before God (Acts 13:39, "And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses"). This is a blessing of believing. We are no longer guilty of sin and disobedience. We are justified by faith before God.