Sharing in the pain of a friend today, I came to this conclusion about the ills of the world, families and even churches:
What a mess! And you know what, all the world’s relationship breaches could be resolved if ALL the people would just continually practice Ephesians 4:32.
ABBA, is so SMART and we the people in our unrepentant states are too evil and stupid to listen to Him. And there you have it, my summary of the world’s plight!
In King James English:
32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.
Or Complete Jewish Bible; the command is the same:
32 Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted; and forgive each other, just as in the Messiah God has also forgiven you.
Woe be unto us if we continue the path of waiting for the other person to forgive first; if our hearts were right with GOD we would be in a race to see who could forgive first.
ABBA, please forgive me when I am stubborn and stiff-necked and mold me into a person who races to forgive.