Reflection.

Day Three- Second Chance

No flashy vid with dope camera shots or clever editing.  Just simple words.

The bible teaches us in 1 Corinthians 13:5 that “(Love) is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.”  Looking into my own life, and searching my own heart of my failures, sometimes I get so caught up with condemnation that I lose sight of God’s promise for me.  But the truth is that  in Romans 8:1-2, “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death.”  So if you have a personal relationship with Christ you can rest assured that you are forgiven of our sins and He keeps no record of wrongs against you.  When we find ourselves entangled in sin, we must acknowledge and confess to God of our sins and failures, and His promise for us is this “… He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”  God gives us second chances, third, fourth, fifth chance, etc.   His grace and mercy covers us.

This direct act that Jesus did for us on the cross should spur us to do just same to others.  And that is to forgive others, keep no record of wrongs, and give others second chances…  This is God’s call for us…

Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.  Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.  And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.  -Colossians 3:12-14

Yes, it is hard to keep no record of wrongs but by the empowerment of the Holy Spirit- He will sustain and empower us to live a holy life.  Be strong and express love by keeping no record of wrongs.

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