3 “Let not mercy and truth forsake you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart,
4 And so find favor and high esteem in the sight of God and man.”
Today’s Inspiration: Let not mercy and truth depart from our spirit. Bind them around our neck and write them on the tablet of our heart so that we will find favor and high esteem in the sight of God and men. Proverbs 3:3-4. It’s the truth that sets us free. How important it is in life to find favor and high esteem by God for with it we won man’s favor and recognition that all maybe well with us.
I What takes priority in your life is health to your flesh and strength to your bones. To do so we need to focus our eyes on Jesus and let Him fight the battle for us. Stand still and see the Deliverance of the Lord. Exodus 14:14. The more your eyes are focused on Him the more you see His glory regardless of where you are.
At the root of greater and lesser tragedies is an unforgiving spirit, a refusal to let a wrong suffered and always asserting our rights. This is contributed by the fact that we have made resentment, bitterness and anger become our constant companion. Cleansing from these defilements is the key to be set free from the prison of unforgiving spirits. Relationships are given to us to complement our weakness yet many are broken just because of a trivial misconception.
Forgiveness means pardon the unpardonable. Forgiveness is letting go of desire to revenge, a release of entire situation to the Lord. Refusal to forgive is wicked. Jesus called the unforgiving servant wicked. Refusal to forgive is a physical handicap. Ephesians 4:32 teaches us to forgive each other just as Christ has forgiven is. Jesus told Peter that we need to forgive 70 times 7 times. Forgiveness indicates we are a new creation and the spirit lives within us. We live out forgiveness we preached to others.
Prayer: Lord grant me the grace to forgive an inexcusable wrong that I may be liberated always in the spirit. In Jesus’ name, Amen.