White as Wool!

If you are harboring hatred, malice, resentment, or content towards a family member, friend or associate, let it go today! Tell the people that you love that you love them because tomorrow is never promise. If this task is too difficult consider that it’s to one’s glory (or beauty) to overlook an offense (Proverbs 19:11). However, it requires prudence, patience, maturity, and wisdom. Overlooking an offense adorns the gospel and is a loving response that demonstrates we are indeed Christ’s disciples (John 13:35). One caveat: overlooking an offense is not a license to use silence as a weapon, or to harbor ill feelings that will come back to haunt the relationship later. Instead, it is having a clear conscience before God that this hurt is not at a level that it needs to be addressed (at least not right now), but a resolve to “forgive and forget.” In Jesus’s teaching on sin, he says to his disciples, “If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him, and if he sins against you seven times in the day, and turns to you seven times, saying, ‘I repent,’ you must forgive him.” (Luke 17:3–4) We all fall short of God’s glory (beauty)but thankfully Jesus’ perfect life, sacrificial death, and glorious resurrection made our scarlet sins as white as wool. (Isaiah 1:18)

About #4GIVEN

#4GIVEN ministries is a devotional blog written to empower, encourage, and equip believers and unbelievers. We sincerely hope and pray that every reader and fellow blogger walks always with inspiration in their hearts and a fire in their belly after they read one of our inspiring devotionals. The mission is to make Christ known and to remind believers and unbelievers they are never too far gone for God to heal, deliver, and set free!
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