"What is the most difficult sin to forgive?" My friend, Jason, asked this question as we began our regular Friday morning Bible study. He shared, "I have been wrestling with this question for much of the night." He paused and asked again in a more deliberate tone, "What is the most difficult sin to forgive?"
Several answers came to mind, but none of them were what he said next...
"Betrayal. Betrayal is the hardest sin to forgive."
The truth of his words struck me. Immediately, I thought of the few people who had violated my trust and wounded me deeply. I began listening more closely as he talked about Judas Iscariot and how he betrayed Jesus.
Then Jason read Matthew 6:15 where Jesus says [paraphrased], "If you don't let go of your resentment, if you refuse to forgive others, you will be robbing yourself of your Heavenly Father's forgiveness."
Have you ever been betrayed? Are you carrying deep wounds? Is there unforgiveness in your heart? Is it time to let go of that resentment?
Forgiveness can only be done with God's help.
If this message is for you today, then write me at [email protected] or comment here, and let's talk about how God is helping you forgive and heal.
Dare to Ask God,
Mary and Joseph’s obedience changed the world! Will you be obedient to what God has called you to?
It is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill His good purpose. Ask God to reveal Himself and His purposes for your life.
Are you facing difficult obstacles in life? Remember John 16:33 Jesus tells us to take heart for He has already overcome the world!
God wants men and women who are bold and unashamed to spread the Gospel. Will you be on mission?
Have you spent time meditating on God’s Word. Listen for the Lord’s voice this week by meditating on Ephesians 3:20
You must ask, seek, and knock to be filled with God’s passionate love for others.
When you’re filled with God’s love you are transformed. God’s desires become your desires.
You can see needs all around you if you just look closely. How are you going to respond to the needs of the world?
We are commanded to love one another just as God loves us. Do you share God’s love for others?
God’s passion for His people can not be extinguished. Do you embody this same passion?
Christ was the ultimate sacrifice for you to know the love of God. Have you acknowledged His love for you?
God’s love is for all! Even the discounted, rejected, and despised. Do you believe in the love God has for you?