Glory glory Halleluiah praise the Lord, 2x. // Worthy, You are worthy, King of kings, Lord of lords, You are worthy, Worthy, You are worthy, King of kings, Lord of lords I worship You.
Father, we bless Your Holy Name again and again for You are God. Thank You for watching over us all through the week, we are grateful to You Father. Thank You for being our guide and protecting us from all evil. Thank You for the remission of our sins and bring us into Your marvelous light (I Jn 1:5) to You alone be all the glory forever and ever.
Beloveth, how was your week? Hope well? Friday is here again. Another PCL is here again and today by the grace of God, we will be considering one very important topic that will enable peace to reign in and dwell amongst us. And the sub topic also is what the bible called the principle thing.
But before we get into the teaching, let’s take out time to answer this question. How easy or often do you want to either forget a wrong done to you or forgive same?
Surely, I bet you I will get different answers from ten different people assuming them to be my sample space. Not surprising though, because we as individual have different make up despite our being born-again.
However, Jesus our Model taught His disciples when they came to Him to teach them how to pray. He also taught them how to treat an offending brethren. Then peter asked one important question that is a guide or should serve as our pivotal point when dealing with the issue of forgiveness. How often should I forgive an earring brother until seven times (Matt 18:12) (ASV). And Jesus answered not until seven time but seventy time seven.
Now tell me how to do the counting? With a book or dairy or with you finger, either way you will be tried. And how many people will you be counting.
The easiest way of this, is to forgive your offender as demonstrated by Jesus on the cross? Though I want to agree with someone that they are suborn pursuers, to such persons or group you have the sub topic to be your guide.
Never lean on your understanding but always trust on God to avenge your cause, it might not easy, it might painful why going through it but it is always sweeter at the end if only you will fellow our teaching for today. Come along with as we go through it together and see the reason why you must forget and forgive:
“Say not thou, I will recompense evil; but wait on the Lord, and he shall save thee.” Prov. 20:22
Be not in haste. Let anger cool down. Say nothing and do nothing to avenge yourself. You will be sure to act unwisely if you take up the cudgels and fight your own battles; and, certainly, you will not show the spirit of the Lord Jesus. It is nobler to forgive, and let the offense pass. To let an injury rankle in your bosom, and to meditate revenge, is to keep old wounds open, and to make new ones. Better forget and forgive.
Peradventure, you say that you must do something or be a great loser; then do what this morning’s promise advises: “Wait on the Lord, and he shall save thee.” This advice will not cost you money, but is worth far more. Be calm and quiet. Wait upon the Lord: tell Him your grievance: spread Rabshakeh’s letter before the Lord, and this of itself will be an ease to your burdened mind.
Besides, there is the promise, “He shall save thee.” God will find a way of deliverance for you. How He will do it neither you nor I can guess, but do it He will. If the Lord save you, this will be a deal better than getting into petty quarrels, and covering yourself with filth by wrestling with the unclean. Be no more angry. Leave your suit with the Judge of all.
Looks like we have been dwelling so much on forgiveness than “ to forget.” Often time we hear people say things like ‘I will forgive but I will never forget.’ We clam to have forgiven this individual but we still it stored up somewhere in your heart.
Beloved it takes our understanding of the Person of trinity to deal with cases like this. why am saying it. If you Your God and trust Him, this will be a walk over. That is why the next message is brought to You along with this. I have another message that will have demonstrated the “act” of Jesus on forgiveness but this rank superior because of what we want to pass across that is “ Trusting God” in all thing especially when it hurts and even when You will have ordinarily fight back.
The big question is “How easy is it trusting God?” let’s go further:
“He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoso trusteth in the Lord, happy is he.” Proverbs 16:20
Wisdom is man’s true strength; and, under its guidance, he best accomplishes the ends of his being. Wisely handling the matter of life gives to man the richest enjoyment, and presents the noblest occupation for his powers; hence by it he finds good in the fullest sense. Without wisdom, man is as the wild ass’s colt, running hither and thither, wasting strength which might be profitably employed.
Wisdom is the compass by which man is to steer across the trackless waste of life; without it he is a derelict vessel, the sport of winds and waves. A man must be prudent in such a world as this, or he will find no good, but be betrayed into unnumbered ills. The pilgrim will sorely wound his feet among the briers of the wood of life if he do not pick his steps with the utmost caution.
He who is in a wilderness infested with robber bands must handle matters wisely if he would journey safely. If, trained by the Great Teacher, we follow where He leads, we shall find good, even while in this dark abode; there are celestial fruits to be gathered this side of Eden’s bowers, and songs of paradise to be sung amid the groves of earth.
But where shall this wisdom be found? Many have dreamed of it, but have not possessed it. Where shall we learn it? Let us listen to the voice of the Lord, for He hath declared the secret; He hath revealed to the sons of men wherein true wisdom lieth, and we have it in the text, “Whoso trusteth in the Lord, happy is he.” The true way to handle a matter wisely is to trust in the Lord.
This is the sure clue to the most intricate labyrinths of life, follow it and find eternal bliss. He who trusts in the Lord has a diploma for wisdom granted by inspiration: happy is he now, and happier shall he be above. Lord, in this sweet eventide walk with me in the garden, and teach me the wisdom of faith.
Also teach us we pray Thee to forget and forgive one another. Correcting one another in love and trusting You when the enemy is at work through an individual or individuals against us. Help us to imbed the principal thing in our walk as Your children, make us to forgive wrong easily and hide none in our heart.
Beloved, I believe you are blessed. As we lay this foundation to entrench the peace from Jesus into our life, may His grace enable us to succeed in Jesus Name.
Stay in the secret place of the Most High God. See next week by God’s grace.
Remain blessed in the Lord.