Psalm 69:5

O God, you know my folly; the wrongs I have done are not hidden from you.

God knows all and He deals with us accordingly. In the Old Testament, there are many examples of how God dealt with His people as individuals and as a whole. Today we are a scattered people throughout the world. He still deals with us accordingly. Being a child of God is not a free pass to anywhere.

I know my sin.

Psalm 51:3
For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me.

But should another human being keep dragging me through muck of my indiscretions because they haven’t moved on? How many times do I need to apologize to flesh and blood for something God forgave me decades ago? I made wrong decisions. I made made bad choices. Who hasn’t? A thousand I’m sorry’s has meant zero to this individual. I cannot give any more as apologies fall on deaf ears. I owe this person nothing more. But the endless badgering continues…

Proverbs 3:5-7
Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD, and turn away from evil.

I know right from wrong. I try to do right. Have I always? No. But neither has anyone. Living according to our own wisdom usually doesn’t go well. The key is to love God, trust His wisdom, and keep on trying. My sin is ever before me because I do not forget like God does with forgiveness. But I certainly do not need constant reminders from another that I am a sinner. I want peace.

Matthew 5:44. But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you ♥️


Photo: credit goes to my son, Jet. Jamaica 2016

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