It shouldn’t surprise you when a man errs, especially when his action offends or annoys you. Though man was fearfully and wonderfully made, but the bible also recognizes that man is weak in himself. In Luke 6:28, the bible says “bless those who curse you, and pray for those who mistreat you”. Really? I should pray for those who annoy me? Which mouth will the prayer pass through? Even if it passes through my mouth, would it reach my heart?
Guess what? I tried it recently, and the outcome was something I would call a miracle. It helped me understand what really happened to Job when he prayed for his friends. Their wrong counsels made his burden heavier to bare, but the moment he prayed for them – acknowledging their weakness as human, the burden on him became lighter, and it wasn’t long before God turned his captivity. Praying for those who mistreat or offend you isn’t just spiritual maturity, it’s the best way to forgive. Jesus practiced this, even on the cross. Normally, your anger should make you avoid them, but your prayer will draw you back to them. Think about it, isn’t this why God won’t stop coming back to us despite our flaws?
That’s how far we’d go on today’s Timely Notes. But take these last words; MAN IS NATURALLY WEAK; BUT OUR RESPONSES TO THEIR WEAKNESSES IS WHAT STRENGTHENS THEM. HOWEVER, BE CAREFUL HOW YOU RESPOND TO MAN’S WEAKNESSES, BECAUSE SOME STRENGTHS ARE DESTRUCTIVE. Have a most fruitful week, in Jesus precious name!
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