UCB Word For Today 25 February 2022 || Forgiving Others (1)
UCB Word For Today 25 February 2022 || Friday Daily Devotional Message
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TOPIC:Forgiving Others (1)
SCRIPTURE: “I will pay them back,” says the LORD.’
Romans 12:19 NLT
UCB Word For Today 25 February 2022 MESSAGE
Long after you think you have forgiven someone, you can still be harbouring hard feelings. Some indicators that you still have work to do are these: you keep thinking about the person who hurt you and become resentful. You avoid them.
You rehearse the incident mentally and in conversation. You take every opportunity to remind them of what they did. Do you know what you’re doing? Justifying an unforgiving attitude! There are two things God won’t share.
1) The praise that’s due Him. ‘I will not give my glory to anyone else, nor share my praise’ (Isaiah 42:8 NLT).
2) The right to ‘settle the score’. Paul writes: ‘Never take revenge…The Scriptures say, “I will take revenge; I will pay them back,” says the Lord. Instead, “If your enemies are hungry, feed them. If they are thirsty, give them something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals of shame on their heads.” Don’t let evil conquer you, but conquer evil by doing good’ (Romans 12:19-21 NLT).
So forgive, hand the situation over to God, and trust Him to work it out! When ‘people insulted Christ…he did not insult them in return…He let God…who judges rightly, take care of him’ (1 Peter 2:23 NCV).
Resentment chains you to the offender, and you end up as a hostage. Dwelling on something your parents or spouse did, or how a colleague took credit for your work, or what someone may or may not have said about you, makes you – not them – miserable.
You walk around stewing, and they don’t even know you’re upset. Don’t give anyone that kind of control over your life. Forgive – and move on!
BIBLE IN A YEAR: Leviticus 21-22, Matthew 28
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Have you ever made Jesus the Lord and Savior of your life?
If not, pray this prayer and start a new life in Christ.
Dear God, I come to You in the Name of Jesus. I admit that I am not right with You, and I want to be right with You. I ask You to forgive me of all my sins. The Bible says if I confess with my mouth that “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in my heart that God raised Him from the dead, I will be saved (Rom. 10:9). I believe with my heart and I confess with my mouth that Jesus is the Lord and Savior of my life. Thank You for saving me! In Jesus’ Name I pray. Amen.
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