I am talking to myself here.
The post last week, Gathering the Evidence, has led to more introspection. The Bible says that the Holy Spirit will remind us of Jesus’ words.
“26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.”(John 14:26, the Bible)
So….these words came back to me in the past few days.
Jesus said. “But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.”
Do I pray for those who offend me or intercede for them?
Or after I am offended (I am weak, and sometimes the rush of emotions overwhelms me), do I dwell on the offense? When I dwell on the offense, I take on the role of the accuser.
Oh, it takes faith to pray, to intercede instead. But when we go before the throne in prayer, God hears us.
“12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
13 Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.
14 Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.
15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.
16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” (Hebrews 4:12-16, The Bible)