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“Rebuke your brother if he sins and forgive him if he is sorry. Even if he wrongs you seven times a day and each time turns again and asks forgiveness, forgive him” Luke 17:4
People love to rebuke, correct and put others “in their place.” However, in doing so, you elevate yourself above them and will find yourself in “hot water” with God.
All have sinned. No one is exempt. God forgave you when you asked. You are to forgive others in like manner.
Reading the book of James, a few verses caught my eye regarding our love walk in Christ. I heard an admonition in my spirit for this devotional.
The message was simple:
"Let go of grudges and hurts. Don't carry them over another day.
It is destructive to your health and well-being."
As I pondered those things, examining my heart and reading James, the first verse in chapter two stood out.
"My brothers, as believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ, don't show favoritism."
The text gives the example of catering to those who are rich and shunning those who aren't.
James goes on to say in verses 8-10:
"If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, 'Love your neighbor as yourself' you are doing right. But if you show favoritism, you sin and are convicted by the law as lawbreakers.
For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking it all."
It's favoritism when we say we love some but harbor grudges...
I remember my dad saying to me: “ Show me your friends and I will tell you your future, son”
“Expel the wicked person from among you.” 1 Corinthians 5:13