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Today I am back with another Tenth Avenue North devotional clip. I had planned for a different devotion but this was placed on my heart so I pray that it helps you. So, let’s jump in then!
Losing- Tenth Avenue North
Life is not easy and we can struggle with numerous things daily. There is anger, jealousy, lies, lust, laziness and almost an endless amount more! But these things can be dealt with if God is in control… If we let Him change us.
But what about when someone wrongs us? We have the right to get angry of be annoyed. No we don’t! It’s a good thing God can help us with that. But what if we need to forgive them? No way. Some people don’t deserve forgiveness. That is not what God said. God believes that everyone of us deserve forgiveness and that is where the cross comes in. His love reached out to every heart no matter how hard or evil it was. Jesus bought forgiveness and healing with His innocent blood. We remember this as we approach Easter, but God asks us to forgive… Daily!
Matthew 6:14-15 “For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.”
And then we get our favourite verse. It is so easy to obey this one!
Luke 17:3-4 “So watch yourselves. “If your brother or sistersins against you, rebuke them; and if they repent, forgive them. Even if they sin against you seven times in a day and seven times come back to you saying ‘I repent,’ you must forgive them.””
Some times it feels like we are losing. When we have to let these grudges and hate go it feels like a weakness or quiting. The devil makes revenge and hatred look so sweet but it really isn’t. Jesus is the only way and His forgiveness is the proof.
Ephesians 4:31-32 “Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”
The Faith Filled Friends