Daily Walk with the Holy Spirit

Monday, May 29, 2006

Have you been hurt?

"But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them that despitefully use you, and persecute you;" Matthew 5:44

Have you been hurt?

Do you have a genuine desire to forgive those enemies, but have a hard time doing so?

Do you pray for forgiveness for those who have wronged you?

If you have not, why not?

Hurting people are usually people who have been hurt themselves.

When we pray for those that have wronged us, or hurt us it will generally bring them to a place of true repentance.

Praying for them will bring them to a place where they can see that they have been causing hurt to others.

We need to pray blessings to those who have hurt us, abused us, misused us, or those who have cruel attitudes towards us.

We are praying for them to be blessed, not their works, but them as individuals.

"But I say unto you which hear, love your enemies, do good to them which hate you,

Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you." Luke 6:27-28

We need to ask God to show mercy upon them, and not judgment.

"Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap." Galatians 6:7

Blessing your enemies is part of the process of forgiveness.

One of the meanings of the word bless is to speak well of.

When we curse someone we are speaking evil of them.

When we have been mistreated we generally talk to other people about what has been done to us.

We need to have someone to talk to sometimes to help aid in our healing.

We need to take it to the throne before we go to the phone!

We are not to speard a bad report, or ruin a reputation of anyone; doing so goes against God's Word.

We are not to gossip, slander or carry tales of any kind.

"He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter seperateth very friends." Proverbs 17:9

We have to go to God with what was done to us!

We can go to those whom we feel it is necessary for some reason or other; but we are not to talk loosely about the problem or the one whom caused it.

When those who do not need to know, or those that have spoken loosely of the problem to them it will take even longer to recover from their hurts and wounds; and will have put out vain or useless information that could in long term hurt them or the one whom hurt them.

"But I say unto you, That every Idle word that men shall speak, they shall give an account thereof in the day of judgment." Matthew 12:36

We must disipline ourselves to bear it silently and trust in God's Word.

God will reward us for honoring His Word!

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