Thursday, May 10, 2018
And forgive us our debts,
As we forgive our debtors.
Greetings Bible Enthusiast!
As you may remember, we already looked at what the Bible had to say about hatred, and how hurtful it is if you hold hatred for others in your soul. Today we will be looking at forgiveness. If you refuse to forgive someone who has wronged you, (or a loved one), that unforgiveness can easily turn into hatred!
God Bless You!
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--TODAY'S NOT SO TRIVIAL TRIVIA QUESTION:
Q. We spent the last two weeks looking at Jonah. If you are doing your homework, you will know much of the story before I am through with you! We learned that the word of the LORD came to Jonah the son of Amittai, saying, "Arise, go to Nineveh." But Jonah arose to flee to Tarshish, going west to Joppa, in order to take a ship going to Tarshish. But the LORD sent out a great wind on the sea, and there was a mighty tempest on the sea, so that the ship was about to be broken up. We also learned that the sailors threw all of their cargo overboard, then drew lots to find out who is the cause of the storm--the lot fell on Jonah, who suggested that they throw him overboard. Jonah, incidentally, had been sleeping as the storm initially raged. Why were the sailors reluctant to throw Jonah overboard?
--TODAY'S BIT OF WISDOM/REFLECTION:
Each night, before retiring, forgive whomever offended you.
A mother want to wake up her son for church one Sunday morning.
"I'm not going," the son firmly stated.
"OH yes you are!" retorted the Mom.
"Give me one good reason why I should. Nobody likes me there."
"I'll give you three good reasons. It's good for you, everyone is expecting you to come, and you're the pastor of the church."
--ANSWER TO TRIVIA QUESTION:
Q. Why were the sailors reluctant to throw Jonah overboard?
A. They did not want to perish because of killing Jonah, or be charged with killing innocent blood.
Therefore they cried out to the LORD and said, "We pray, O LORD, please do not let us perish for this man's life, and do not charge us with innocent blood; for You, O LORD, have done as it pleased You.