“Do Good to Those Who Hate You”

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lent-4quartersDaniel begins to pray to the Lord asking for forgiveness for his people so that they might have true and contrite hearts to follow the Lord. Today we tend to hold onto anger or hatred when wrong has been done to us. The power of prayer and forgiveness can go a long way, but we have to allow forgiveness to guide our hearts in order for us to love one another.

How many times do we let anger control our hearts? Or how many make plans to take everything they have with them? Do we not remember that we were born without any possessions except the gift of life? During this time of Lent we hear clearly from scriptures of the many times Jesus was ridiculed and made fun of but yet he always gave nothing but love from his heart. Shall we not follow in Jesus’ teaching and give up what we see as worldly possessions and give to those who do not have. Give love to those who make you angry, and forgiveness for those who do us wrong. Let us not be first to judge since the true and only judge is our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ who gave his life for us. So how much can we give back during this Lenten time for him?


Monday, February 22, 2016
Daniel 9:3-10
Psalm 79:1-9
Luke 6:27-38

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