Morning Direction From Scripture 12-31-16

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Blow them away like chaff in the wind—
    a wind sent by the angel of the Lord.
Make their path dark and slippery,
    with the angel of the Lord pursuing them.
I did them no wrong, but they laid a trap for me.
    I did them no wrong, but they dug a pit to catch me.
So let sudden ruin come upon them!
    Let them be caught in the trap they set for me!
    Let them be destroyed in the pit they dug for me. Psalm 35:6-8

How does one reconcile a prayer like this with the command Jesus gives us to forgive?

11 thoughts on “Morning Direction From Scripture 12-31-16

      • Ooooh, that is a good word, Pastor J. Sadly, I’m pretty self-aware…so I know that there’s bitterness/maybe all the way to “hatred” still rooted in me, and it’s not that I enjoy “hanging on to it”. I would love for God to complete that aspect of the work in me, so I could be more saintly and conform to what He commands….

      • Recognition is always the beginning of the process of relinquishing, but relinquishing is a progressive work, layer by layer we let it go and that can take years. God is not as concerned with the time it takes as with He is with our commitment to the journey.

      • You know there are things I have been working on all my Christian life. I think I am at the final victory line so often only to find I am just down another layer. Some of these onions are Vidalia size. I want them all to be pearl oniions.

      • Hahahaha–I’m visualizing those little pearl onions, yes! It is a bit amusing, the days when we think we’re so close to the victory line…just days ago I was confidently telling someone that “I have patience and endurance down!” Not arrogant or boastful, mind you–simply confident…probably 24 hrs later, the Impatience reared up. Gotta laugh, no use whipping myself with wet noodles–I need them for spaghetti 🙂

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