MY LIVING WATER DAILY DEVOTIONAL
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 16, 2022
FORGIVING THE UNFORGIVABLE
MAIN TEXT: Luke 6:27-28 But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.
Matthew 6:14 – For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.
A hallmark of the Christian journey is the commitment to become a forgiving person, not just one offense, but as an essential virtue with you all the time. Forgiveness is one of the main themes of Jesus’ teaching and example. As he breathed his last on the cross, he prayed, “Forgive them, they know not what they do.”
Maybe you’ve heard the adage that withholding forgiveness is like drinking poison and waiting for it to affect the other person. The only one negatively affected is you.
The true test of forgiveness is resentment. How do you feel when you see or remember the people that hurt you? There’s a divine law – “we are forgiven as we forgive others”. In that hurtful feeling, there’s the place of God.
LET IT GO AND LEAVE IT TO GOD
PRAYER: My God, search my heart, cleanse me and heal it. Give me the grace to truly forgive. I forgive all today in Jesus name Amen
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