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GOD-TRACKING IS RELISHING IN FORGIVENESS
by Dudley Anderson
11/13/2015 / Devotionals
The e-Devotional helping to keep you on-track
Published through www.godtracker.co.uk
13 November 2015
God-tracking is relishing in forgiveness
For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
A story is told of two brothers who went to their rabbi to settle a longstanding dispute. The rabbi got the brothers to reconcile their differences and shake hands. As they were making their way to the door, he asked each one to make a wish for the other in honor of the Jewish New Year. The elder brother turned to the younger and said, "I wish you what you wish me." The younger man threw up his hands and said, "See, Rabbi, he's starting up again!"
Throughout the New Testament we see how Jesus forgave people. For example the woman caught in adultery, the woman with the alabaster jar and the criminal who was crucified with him. As we read we notice there is no sin too great to be forgiven. In fact, I believe all sin is equal in the eyes of God, because all sin is evil and God is infinitely good. The word sin means to miss the mark. It's a bit like playing a game of darts. If you aimed at the bull's eye but missed by one millimetre, you've missed the mark completely. Like the old English idiom, which says, "A miss is as good as a mile." All sin is sin and all have sinned and missed God's mark of perfect goodness, the result of which is eternal death. But there's hope: "The free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." God has made a way for your forgiveness of all your sins though Jesus! No sin is too great for God to forgive. Come to him today in repentance and confession and trust in his eternal forgiveness.
However, there is one thing that can inhibit God's forgiveness and that is your unforgiveness. Unforgiveness is a great stumbling block in the heart of man. Unforgiveness insults God's forgiveness. It's like two people stranded in the desert dying of thirst. Then a man appears with a large pitcher of water and the first thirsty man drinks all of it without offering any to his dying friend. Unforgiveness will destroy the one holding on to it.
So, if you're reading this today as one who is guilty of sin then come quickly to the feet of Jesus in repentance and receive his forgiveness; nothing is to too great to be forgiven. If you're reading this as a person wishing harm on another because of unforgiveness then come quickly to the feet of Jesus and confess forgiveness for your brother. Do this you will know the sheer liberty of being forgiven and forgiving.
God-tracking is relishing in forgiveness
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Thank you, my Lord, for forging me and giving me the grace to forgive
"Oh God, I admit I have done stuff that I'm not proud of. I am deeply sorry for all my sin and choose to turn my back on all my wrongdoing. Some of my sins seem great in my eyes but I now know you view all sin as great. Thank you, my Lord, that you forgive me because of the work of Jesus at Calvary. I receive your forgiveness now with deep, deep gratitude. Help me never do these things again. But I know it doesn't stop there. So I confess that I harbour unforgiveness against others, and I'm really sorry. I choose now to confess that I forgive these people with all my heart, in Jesus' name. Help me to feel that forgiveness and to walk in it every day. Thank you, my Lord, for forging me and giving me the grace to forgive. Amen."
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Born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa Dudley Anderson began writing for radio in 1994. Dudley currently writes a weekly e-mail devotional called, GodTracker and complied 2 devotional books based on GodTracker. These are God-tracking Through the Year ï" year one & year two.
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