Tuesday, October 21, 2008

70x7?

Eph 4:29-32
29 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.
30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.
31 Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. (ie: grudge)
32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.NIV

I noticed that it does not say "forgiving each other, until you are tired of it and you feel that the other person should have learned their lesson by now"

Feeling conviction....and needing God's help.

1 comment:

Mona said...

Oh Honey it is soo hard to forgive sometimes.
Until 2 weeks ago I thought I had and yet still felt I was suffering constantly from sins of the past and often wondered why the other offender seemed to get away with everything and anything.
But are they?
We don't know.
It was at this service 2 weeks ago I was healed.After 2 years still holding on to offence.Which I didn't recognize I was holding on to.
I learned it is not my place to see justice or falling or anything of another. I forgave that person but deep down I didn't forgive myself.It's such a hard thing to do but when and in time you do you will find the offence and conviction in your heart will go away.Sometimes it's about our healing not theirs. God will heal them when He is ready ,better yet when He knows they are aware of their part and are willing to be healed of their offence.
Remember Thy will be done not our will.
I hope this helps.