DAILY?READINGS: Exodus 18; Psalms 56-57; Acts 10:1-23
And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you. Ephesians 4:32
A young believer was asked what forgiveness is and gave this beautiful answer: “It is the odour that flowers breathe when they are trampled upon.” William MacDonald reminds us that “An unforgiving spirit in a believer breaks fellowship with the Father in heaven and hinders the flow of blessing.” Let’s beware that we do not harbour an unforgiving spirit and thereby, among other things, grieve the Holy Spirit (Eph. 4:30). —W. Ross Rainey
Oh, what joy and peace we forfeit,
When forgiveness we withhold;
Fellowship with God is broken,
And the heart grows hard and cold.
—D. De Haan