No matter what others may have done wrong against us, we should be quick
to forgive them and make up or forgive them and move on with our lives.
We should never hold a grudge in our hearts and allow the poison of being
unforgiving to ruin our life and keep us a prisoner from the peace and joy
of the Lord. The Lord Jesus who suffered and died at the hands of His
creation commanded us as His followers to forgive every offense committed
to us and earnestly pray for that person that they might become better.
Nothing that anyone could do to us can compare to what was done to the Lord
and yet while He was being persecuted, the Lord Jesus prayed and asked the
Father to forgive for they know not what they do. How much more should we
be quick to forgive and show others the God who dwells within our heart. Be
encouraged to forgive every infraction that is done to you and react with
the attitude of humility knowing that God will be well pleased with how you
repaid good for the bad that was done to you. (Luke 23:34) (Matthew 5:43-45)
I hope today's simple message inspires your heart to forgive and forget and
do not allow the poison of the enemy to infiltrate your heart and keep you
bound from the peace and joy that God offers to all who forgive.
ME AND RONNIE
That evening, Philip came storming into the house, mad. You're right.
“Angry” is the proper word. But this boy was “Mad, mad, mad!”
Of course it was Ronnie's fault again. Ronnie lived across the street and
he was Philip's buddy. But, no sir, not this time. Whatever he'd done,
Ronnie could never come into our house again. Never, not ever.
So we ate our meal somewhat subdued that night. Somewhat sad. We like
Ronnie. Fact is, we loved him. Then suddenly, the doorbell rang. Philip,
as usual, ran to answer and here he came...with whom?
You guessed it.
“Hey, Mom, can Ronnie have some ice cream too?”
“Of course, he can. But Philip, what about all those things you were
saying? Didn't you mean them?”
“Oh, sure,” came the answer.
“I meant them. But me 'n Ronnie, we got good forgetters.”
Wouldn't it be wonderful if every one of us could say that - and mean it?
By Charlie W. Shedd
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
Psalm 86:3-7 “Be merciful unto me, O Lord: for I cry unto Thee daily.
Rejoice the soul of Thy servant: for unto Thee, O Lord, do I lift up my
soul. For Thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in
mercy unto all them that call upon Thee. Give ear, O LORD, unto my prayer;
and attend to the voice of my supplications. In the day of my trouble I
will call upon Thee: for Thou wilt answer me.”
Matthew 5:43-45 Jesus says, “Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou
shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love
your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you,
and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; That ye
may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for He maketh His
sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and
on the unjust.”
Matthew 6:14-15 Jesus declares “For if ye forgive men their trespasses,
your heavenly Father will also forgive you: But if ye forgive not men their
trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.”
1 Thessalonians 5:15 “See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but
ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.”
All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
Today’s Selected Poem: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVES
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Today’s Selected Testimony: MY LIFE CHANGE
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In Christ’s Service,
Gods Work Ministry