UNFORGIVENESS

MARCH 17|WEDNESDAY
BIBLE READING|MARK 11:25-26

Many of us are familiar with the axiom, ‘to err is human and to forgive is divine.” In interpersonal relationships, it is always wise to let go offences against us, handle anger appropriately, resolve issues promptly and avoid brooding over misdeeds to us.

Unforgiveness causes bitterness of the heart, disrupts merriment, causes sickness to the body, and rottenness to the bone. Bitterness, as we commonly say is like drinking poison and expecting your enemy to die.

Unforgiveness is simply enslaving one’s own spirit; it is a breeding ground for wicked devices and most of the time the other party does not even know. This is a dangerous virus in a relationship. Wherever discretion is exercised
with Godly wisdom, transgression will be lacking and the rest of bitterness will not develop.

Whenever individuality is respected, functional problems will be minimized, healthy boundaries will be set, and the identification and appreciation of personal and collective responsibilities will be easier. So when there is an offence, reconciliation will become quicker. He who does not forgive is a time bomb waiting to explode. Do you ever think deeply that your prayers will never be answered when you don’t forgive?

PRAYER: Lord, I receive the forgiveness you have given me; help me to forgive myself and others who have and will yet offend me in Jesus Name.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR | NUMBERS 20-21 & MARK 7:1-12

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