And even if he sins against you seven times in a day, and turns to you seven times and says, I repent [I am sorry], you must forgive him (give up resentment and consider the offense as recalled and annulled). (Luke 17:4 AMP)
“This will hurt me worse than it does you,” Mother said just before she “introduced” me to the unfriendly side of the hairbrush. She, actually, did more grounding than spanking to discipline me. But I do remember the reference to the unfriendly side of the hairbrush and her mentioning my punishment hurt her worse than it did me. I could never figure that out—how could she hurt worse than I did? Wasn’t I the one at the stinging end of the brush? Nevertheless, my mother always forgave the offense quickly.
Throughout Scripture, Jesus teaches the necessity of discipline. But He also commands that we forgive the transgressor as often as he seeks forgiveness.
That’s a difficult command to follow. But in a spiritual battle, the enemy can shape our unforgiving attitudes into…
How about you? Have you disarmed the enemy by forgiving as the Father has forgiven you?
Prepare by reading, pondering, and pray about Revelation 12:11 and 19:10.
See you in a twinkling,
Brenda K. Hendricks