Leviticus 19:18 “Do not take revenge or bear a grudge against members of your community but love your neighbor as yourself; I am the Lord.”
Hanging on to bitterness and keeping alive grudges is consuming work. It leaves little energy for blessing others, praising God, or enjoying life. The only way to get over a bitter heart toward others is to actively love and serve them in ways that bless their lives. If we can’t do this because it’s hard to feel like it is the right thing to do, we do it because we know God and want to please him!
Let’s Pray: Father of light, love, grace, and mercy, please remove from my heart any cynicism or delight in seeing others around me fall. Instead, help me to be a rescuer of others rather than a person who is neglectful. Lord, I want your grace to be seen in my interactions with others, in my life and friendships. In Jesus name. Amen.
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