Forgiveness 101- Chapter 1

I was doing a You Version Bible Study Plan again. First in 2013 and here in 2017, I find myself studying it again, for the Holy Spirit told me to do so in the wee hours of the morning.  Here’s the link to the plan: https://www.bible.com/reading-plans/75-forgiveness    Day 1 verses are: Proverbs 18:19; Micah 7:18-19; Matthew 5:23-24

The first verse given me by the Holy Spirit was Hebrews 12:1 “Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset [us], and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,”.  The verse was not listed in the plan of verses to memorize, but God. Praise to His Spirit for leading me there first. Therefore, I have concluded that His first message to Shelia is to “lay aside every weight and the sin which doth so easily beset”.  “Ya heard me?”  Here are 7 synonyms of beset to make us think deeper about the spiritual healing of forgiveness: 

  • Affected(unnatural)
  • Plagued( snowed under)
  • Tormented(tortured)
  • Overwhelmed(dazed)
  • Harassed(stressed)
  • Surrounded( walled)
  • Full of (crammed with)

 

Proverbs 18:19 (KJV) – A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city: and their contentions are like the bars of a castle.

This plan started off with a powerful Proverb. It is fact.  We are a people controlled by our feelings which in turn cause us to react heartlessly to what we see as a violation to us. We react heartlessly because our heart has been hurt. Admit it.

We don’t forget being hurt my people close to us, our sisters and brothers, our children, our friends from school, work, and church or from wherever the friendship began.  We are even offended by people we don’t have a relationship with. What is our first reaction? You guessed it.  We put up a guard against the person(s).

Think about relationships in your life. Is not this proverb true to its words? The sad thing about this is that this happens in the Body of Christ.

What did I learn from studying this verse? Let me tell you and I’ll make it short.

offended1Admit and say it out loud “I am offended”. The Holy Spirit guided me this morning to admittance being the first step on my path to forgiveness. Now whether you say it to self or to the person that offended you, that’s something your heart will have to declare.  I was offended by my son’s dog barking as I was studying the bible this morning on the back porch. I wanted to slap the dog and bar up his mouth.  😛

Yes, the Lord’s children get offended. We Christians will put bars up plus walls. Some will remove self from the situation/person and/or plot to repay for the offense.  No one likes to be hurt over and over again by the same situation -different scenario and/or person, especially those with intent to hurt and those controlled by evil spirits.  We do not look to the operation of evil spirits, but to the person we SEE in person as the culprit of the offense. This is our first natural reaction.

Questions to think about. (TYHS)

  • Does the bible show God as being offended? If so, how did he react?
  • What sin doth so easily beset you?
  • So how do we remedy an impasse (standoff, gridlock) when offended?

Share your wisdom. Thanks for stopping in. You are appreciated in Jesus name.

 

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Quotes I Love About Sin

 

It is so amazing that a little three letter word can cause such havoc in our lives and pull us away from doing what’s right in our heart and God’s will. For this reason, I want to share this post.  Sometimes preaching the word doesn’t get through to some, but when a person speaks on a level for one to understand, it can lead them to reading the word of God to prove that His word is true. This is where most quotes concerning subjects about the human race come in handy. And if you enjoy reading quotes, please read the Book of Proverbs.

I believe most quotes made by others derive from the book, and reworded for us to grasp the meaning that is more applicable to the level of our understanding the WORD. We grow daily in faith and belief as we dine in the Word of God.  God speaks to us in so many ways.  Open your minds, feel with your hearts, hear with your ears, and see with your eyes, just how FORGIVING  our Heavenly Father, Savior, and Protector is.  And since He freely forgives, let us also practice forgiving others and moving forward, onward, and upward, cause SIN will without a doubt will keep you under and have you feeling like a snake always crawling on its belly leaving skidmarks in the dust or wherever it roams.

Enjoy my loves!  Here is some Ling for your plate. Enjoy the meal and look up the definition of LING.  I happen to run across the word because I sinned in error of a typo and had to find out the meaning of my erroneous word.

 

  • He that falls into sin is a man; that grieves at it, is a  saint; that boasts of it, is a devil.
  • Sin is a viper that does always kill where it is not  killed.

Thomas  Brooks

  • There are sins of omission as well as those of commission.

Dorothee DeLuzy

  • Other men’s sins are before our eyes; our own are behind  our backs

Seneca

  • Adam ate the apple, and our teeth still ache.   🙂  😛

Hungarian Proverb

  • Confess your sins to the Lord, and you will be forgiven;  confess them to men, and you will be laughed at.
  • All sin tends to be addictive, and the terminal point of  addiction is what is called damnation.
  • Violence is a Sin- “The Roots of Violence: Wealth without work, Pleasure without conscience, Knowledge without character, Commerce without morality, Science without humanity, Worship without sacrifice, Politics without principles”

Mahatma Ghandi

  •  Marriage is three parts sin and seven parts forgiveness of sins.

Lao Tzu

  • “I have no right, by anything I do or say, to demean a human being in his own eyes. What matters is not what I think of him; it is what he thinks of himself. To undermine a man’s self-respect is a sin.”

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

  • “Should we all confess our sins to one another we would all laugh at one another for our lack of originality”

 Kahlil Gibran

  • “If you do not want the fruits of sin stay out of the devil’s orchard” (Amen! Apples anyone?)

UnKnown

  • All the water in the world, however hard it tries, can never sink the smallest ship unless it gets inside, and all the evil in the world, the blackest kind of sin, can never hurt you in the least, unless you let it in”

Unknown

  • “So much attention is paid to the aggressive sins, such as violence and cruelty and greed with all their tragic effects, that too little attention is paid to the passive sins, such as apathy and laziness, which in the long run can have a more devastating effect.”

 Eleanor Roosevelt

  • “To sin is a human business, to justify sins is a devilish business.”

 Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

  • “Sin cannot tear you away from him (Christ), even though you commit adultery a hundred times a day and commit as many murders”

 Martin Luther  

Wow, I have to refresh myself on Luther’s beliefs.

God’s mercy is so GREAT. It is so awesome how much He loves me, He loves Us.

Thank you Lord for the forgiveness of Sins.

To close this out I want to add in the words of Martin Luther

“I have held many things in my hands, and I have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God’s hands, that I still possess”

 AMEN  AMEN  AMEN

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