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Has someone hurt you? Forgive them

In life, you’ll make foes as well as friends. It can’t be avoided; it just comes with the territory. The issue isn’t about you making enemies; the issue is about how you will treat them. Our friends bring out the...

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Forgive – and set yourself free

Years after her harrowing experience in a Nazi concentration camp, Corrie ten Boom was speaking in a church when she found herself standing face-to-face with a man who had been one of the cruelest guards she had ever met in...

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God Will Forgive and Restore You

The Prodigal Son’s story begins like this: ‘There was a man who had two sons. The younger one said to his father, “Father, give me my share of the estate.” So he divided his property between them. Not long after…the...

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Knowing you’ve truly forgiven someone

When King Nebuchadnezzar threw Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego into the fiery furnace, God brought them out and ‘they didn’t even smell of smoke!’ We’ve all encountered people who still ‘smell like smoke’. Their attitude says, ‘I’ve been through a hard...

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Try to Make Amends

Zacchaeus had a bad reputation; as a tax collector he got rich by cheating people. And the fact that Jesus spent the night at his house shocked the religious community. We’re not privy to what Jesus told Zacchaeus that night,...

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You Must Forgive Them

When asked which emotions contribute most to physical illness, a group of eminent doctors said, ‘Anger and unforgiveness’. That’s because over time they release deadly toxins into your body. One doctor said, ‘It’s not what you are eating, but what’s...

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Don’t Talk About It

Twenty-two years after selling Joseph into slavery, his brothers now stand before him as prime minister of Egypt. They don’t recognize him, and he holds their fate in his hands. If you’d been in his shoes, what would you have...

September 18 Get Over It Comments

Get Over It!

Countless friendships are destroyed because one person gets offended by something the other one said or did. A mark of spiritual growth is how quickly you get over slights and insults; the more mature you are, the less time it...

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Release from Bitterness (2)

Releasing yourself from bitterness calls for: Choosing to forgive. ‘Forgive one another as quickly and thoroughly as God in Christ forgave you’ (Ephesians 4:32 TM). Whether or not the person who hurt you apologizes, is dead or alive, or is...

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Walk in Forgiveness

The German philosopher Schopenhauer compared the human race to porcupines huddled together on a winter night: ‘The colder it gets outside, the more we huddle together for warmth. But the closer we get…the more we hurt one another with our...