GOD AT WORK
Monday, August 27, 2012
AN EYE FOR AN EYE" OUR THINKING GOES. A PERSON HAS PROVOKED US BY SPEAKING OUT OF TURN, AND WE RESPOND IN KIND. BUT WHAT WOULD HAVE HAPPENED IF WE RESPONDED NOT WITH WORKS, BUT SIMPLY BY WALKING AWAY?
A HEART OF FORGIVENESS TAKES NO OFFENSE AT THE PETTY PROVOCATIONS OF OTHERS, NOR DOES IT SEE FIT TO RETALIATE IN KIND. A HEART OF FORGIVENESS NEVER FOLLOWS WHERE GOD'S SPIRIT WOULD AND NOT TAKE IT, BUT LEADS BY LOVING EXAMPLE.
OUR REFUSAL TO TAKE PERSONAL OFFENSE AND OUR WILLINGNESS TO FORGIVE OTHERS REVEALS GOD AT WORK IN OUR LIVES.
MAKE SURE THAT NOBODY BACK WRONG FOR WRONG, BUT ALWAYS TRY TO BE KIND TO EACH OTHER AND TO EVERYONE ELSE. 1 THESALONIANS 5:15
Father God, thank you for teaching us to forgive those who offend us and speak ill of us. We must keep our hearts clean, pure and forgiving as you have taught us.
I pray in your Holy Name. Amen.