Faith @ Home Daily- Thursday, May 7, 2020
Scripture: Matthew 5:23-24
When we talk about forgiveness, we sometimes conveniently forget that it’s a twofold discipline. We have to forgive those who have wronged us or hurt us! It is an act of worship and communion with Jesus when we take His own steps and make them our path. AND we must seek the forgiveness of those we wronged. We must be reconciled to one another and reconcile ourselves to God.
Reconcile is a big word and it means "to restore relations between." When we’ve been hurt by someone or we’ve done the hurting- a break is created in that relationship. Forgiveness is the bridge that leads to the restoring or reconciliation of that relationship. Let’s be bridge builders- whether that’s in seeking forgiveness or extending it.