Drive Out Unforgiveness 05 October Be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christs sake hath forgiven you.
Forgiveness. Lots of people talk about it. But many fail to actually do it. Oh, they try…and try and try. But trying just doesnt get the job done. You can come around and talk to those try-ers years later, and theyre still carrying around hurts and resentments. Theyre still saying, Well, Im trying to forgive that person, but what they did to me was so bad that I just havent been able to do it. Thats why the Word of God doesnt say anything about trying to forgive. It simply commands us to forgive one another, even as God for Christs sake hath forgiven you. Since God has never commanded us to do anything without providing us with the ability to do it, we can be sure He has given every believer the power to forgive in any and every situation. You may think it is hard to forgive. Its not. Nothing you do by the power of God is hard. You can make it hard by trying to do it in your own strength. But if youll learn to rest in God through faith in His Word, the struggle will disappear. You see, if youll trust Gods Word, that Word will fight for you in any area of life. You wont have to wrestle your problems to the ground and solve them with your own great willpower. All youll have to do is open your Bible and start speaking out Gods Word about the situation. Release your faith in that Word and it will conquer any problemincluding unforgiveness. Thats right! Gods Word will fight unforgiveness for you. If youll find out what God has to say on the subjectand believe itit will drive unforgiveness completely out of your life.Isaiah 58-59; Psalm 57I am kind to others, and tenderhearted. I forgive others as God has forgiven me. Ephesians 4:32
Scripture Reading: Colossians 3:12-17