Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Daily Devotional: September 28th

Forgive: It's Gods Way

Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you. Ephesians 4:32

To forgive others is difficult. Being frail, fallible, imperfect human beings, we are quick to anger, quick to blame, slow to forgive, and even slower to forget. No matter. Forgiveness, no matter how difficult, is God's way,and it must be our way, too. God's commandments are not intended to be customized for the particular whims of particular believers. God's Word is not a menu from which each of us may select items a la carte, according to our own desires. Far from it. God's Holy Word is a book that must be taken it is entirety; all of God's commandments are to be taken seriously. And, so it is with forgiveness. So, if you hold bitterness against even a single person, forgive. Then, to the best of your abilities, forget it. God's way for you to live. Looking back over my life, all I can see is mercy and grace written in large letters everywhere. May God help me have the same kind of heart toward those who wound or offend me. Have a great day. Thank God and thank you.

Hatred stirs up trouble, but love forgives all wrongs. Proverbs 10:12

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