The Word “From then on Jesus began to tell his disciples plainly that it was necessary for him to go to Jerusalem, and that he would suffer… Read more “The perfect will of God”
“I will fear no evil, for you are with me”(Ps 23:4) Fear, deception, and intimidation are weapons of the evil one, and if we don’t take action… Read more “Deliver Us From Evil”
Jesus was led into the desert to be tempted by Satan, but He didn’t yield any of His purity, holy principles, or righteous characteristics in the process.… Read more “Lead Us Not into Temptation”
Have you ever wondered, though, if it was possible for Jesus to look into the faces of those who laid palm branches and spread them out before Him on the streets shouting, “Hosanna!” and “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” knowing in a few days many of those among the cheering fans would be calling for His death?
The world tells us not to forgive, but instead to strike back, attempt to inflict harm, and demand repayment for wrongs and injustices. Is that what Jesus taught? Is that the example he displayed on earth?
We cannot eliminate the weight of our transgression or hide and remove its filth no matter how hard we try, but God can. He has a high and holy standard. We are to live in honor of Him for the world to see, and while I am not saying He won’t remind us of our past should He see us drifting toward a destructive direction, He does that solely because He is motivated by His love for us. He would never remind us of our past to embarrass or belittle us, and we who gather under the banner of Jesus would do well and be farther along in our pilgrimage in becoming Christ-like if we practiced forgiveness as Jesus forgives.
The word and concept of forgiveness sounds simple enough, but ask several people to define it and you will probably get a variety of answers. “I’ll forgive… Read more “The Power of Forgiveness | Living the Lord’s Prayer”