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On the farm, it seems that honesty is second nature and a big part of honesty is granting forgiveness. It’s a simple life that demands little more than the golden rule. Just treat everyone the way you’d like to be treated. So why is that so difficult in some circles?
Today is WORLD FORGIVENESS DAY, and how much true forgiveness needs to happen in our world? In our country? In our state? In our city? In our community? In my heart?
Ah – now we get down to the nitty-gritty – my heart. If I do not forgive others their trespasses against me, God can not forgive my trespasses against Him. I know these things yet I hold on to grudges and hurt feelings. Until this head knowledge reaches my heart, it’s just more information I have stored that is of no use until acted upon.
I have to let it go – and pray every day that God will help me not ever take it back again. How much happier would I be without any grudges or hurt feelings? What if I could look back on the past and not feel like a knife is twisting in my back? How great would that be?
I need God’s forgiveness for some pretty awful transgressions. In order to get His forgiveness and be clean and fit for eternity, I need to forgive some folks and ditch some sinful behavior. No, I’ll never be perfect – no one will. That’s not to be an excuse for sinful behavior. We don’t compare our lives to others, we compare our lives to the standard set by God Himself. When I look at my life in the light of God’s Word, I am lacking.
I need to forgive others so God can forgive me. So on this special day, I’m letting it go and embracing the freedom that only comes from good clean living and a clear conscience. Oh, and God forgives me – hope you do too.
What are my sins? Well – that’s ‘tween me and my maker.
When sins are confessed, there needs to be a change.
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