August 14, Today’s thought – Forgiving

aug 2 summertime 004Yes, Buster does have this indignant expression on his face most of the time.

Good Afternoon

Forgiveness is not excusing! Nor is it pretending. To forgive is to move on, not to think about the offense anymore. You don’t excuse him, endorse her, or embrace them. You just route thoughts about them through heaven. Revenge is God’s job.

By the way, how can we grace-recipients do anything less? Dare we ask God for grace when we refuse to give it? It’s a huge issue in the Bible. Jesus was tough on sinners who refused to forgive other sinners. In the final sum, we give grace because we’ve been given grace.

In the story Jesus tells in Matthew 18:32, the master calls the servant in. “You wicked servant, he said, “I canceled all that debt of yours because you begged me to. Shouldn’t you have had mercy on your fellow servant just as I had on you? It’s a good question. We’ve been given grace…. shouldn’t we freely give it?

from Facing Your Giants – Max Lucado

Having freely received, trying to freely give . . . Today
With my prayers, desiring yours, Leslie

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