Forgiven

You forgave the guilt of your people—yes, you covered all their sins. Psalm 85:2

Compared to the rest of the world, United States has more lawyers per capita. Every year there are 40,000 new lawyers. There are more graduates from law school compared to other professional academic courses. It just shows that the country has become so litigious that there is always a need for lawyers to file lawsuits. In fact, one article in a newspaper described the growing numbers of lawyers as epidemic. it seemed that forgiveness and finding ways to reconcile are hard to find. Related to this is the reality of not accepting one’s fault that leads to blaming others instead of oneself. This should not be the case among God’s children for they were called to be peacemakers. “God blesses those who work for peace, for they will be called the children of God” (Matthew 5:9). Unforgiving heart will tear us up within and in many ways will stagnate your growth and walk with God. If we are not going to deal with anger it produces bitterness, and leads to rage. It can also lead to isolation and could also result to depression. From the text, the Psalmist recalled how God forgave all the sins of those who came to Him for forgiveness. Our God is “The God of compassion and mercy, slow to anger and filled with unfailing love and faithfulness” (Exodus 34:6-7). You might say, “But that is God, I’m not God.” It is true we are flawed in our ways, yet God calls us to reflect Him in our actions and one way we reflect Him is on how we forgive others. We are called upon to be His representatives so we can be His agents of reconciliation. “So we are Christ’s ambassadors; God is making his appeal through us. We speak for Christ when we plead, “Come back to God!” (2 Corinthians 5:20). He provided the resources we need so we could reflect Him in our actions. All He asks from you is to put into practice all the things you have learned from Him and as promised He will be the One to strengthen you so you could be the person He wants you to be. “Keep putting into practice all you learned and received from me—everything you heard from me and saw me doing. Then the God of peace will be with you” (Philippians 4:9).

Blesssings.

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