Let’s Burn That List of Personal Grudges. Sally has personal grudges against several people and legitimately too, but not spiritually justified. She has been jilted so many times that she has a diary of offenders and violators of her emotions and body! From time to time, she would go over that list and invoke God’s judgment on her offenders.
The Johnsons have hurt each other over the years and they are unable to move on as husband and wife, devoid of strife and acrimony.
Let’s get into the scripture!
2Co 2:10 (MSG) So if you forgive him, I forgive him. Don’t think I’m carrying around a list of personal grudges. The fact is that I’m joining in with your forgiveness, as Christ is with us, guiding us.
Here was Apostle Paul telling the people under his purview that he doesn’t carry around a list of personal grudges.
Was he saying nobody offended him? No. In fact, he has been offended so much that he could build a list!
Well, you have to burn that list! Let’s Burn That List of Personal Grudges
You hold a list, you don’t carry it! But he used the words “carrying around a list” because the list is heavy!
Eh, you don’t need such a heavy load in the new year! Burn the list!
Why should you burn the list? Let me show you in the next verse.
2Co 2:11 (MSG) After all, we don’t want to unwittingly give Satan an opening for yet more mischief—we’re not oblivious to his sly ways!
A list of personal bridges will give the devil “an opening!” Let’s Burn That List of Personal Grudges
May you not open the door for the devil in Jesus’ name!
The Amplified version says:
2Co 2:11 (AMPC) To keep Satan from getting the advantage over us…
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2Co 2:11 (BBE) So that Satan may not get the better of us…
2Co 2:11 (ERV) I did this so that Satan would not win anything from us…
2Co 2:11 (GNB) in order to keep Satan from getting the upper hand over us…
2Co 2:11 (GW) I don’t want Satan to outwit us…
2Co 2:11 (TPT) so that we would not be exploited by the adversary…
These are the reason why you burn the list!
Don’t “carry” that list into the new year! Let’s Burn That List of Personal Grudges
God bless and honour you as you hearken to these words and let go of every offence!
Have a great day!
If you missed our Morning Devotion today, check the Video below for REVIVE Day 9
How To End Quarrels And Bitterness. Ade and sally’s relationship was riddled with unending quarrels. They practically fought all through their courtship days. They hoped it would stop after the wedding, but alas, it intensified. They were both churchgoers, perceived as children of God, but filled with bitterness.
Somehow, they hoped things would change as each of them maintained their stances. They both had points to prove but nothing changed.
The reality is that wedding changes nobody. If you fight frequently during your courtship, you would most likely continue the quarrel party after the wedding.
Frequent quarrels should not be ignored or seen as normal as singles. Pay attention to it and seek help.
Yes, there will be friction that comes from male-female differences and temperamental differences, but there has to be a way of resolving those differences and forgiving each other as quickly as you can.
Bitterness in your relationship and marriage will slow you down, It will defile you and defile everybody around you.
It will create loopholes for the devil to exploit and create cracks that will be expanded.
How To End Quarrels And Bitterness
Heb 12:15 (KJV) Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;
Can you see that? It will cause grace to fail, it will trouble you and defile many others!
Bitterness is a no no!
Bitterness is defined as “anger and disappointment at being treated unfairly; resentment”
It includes extreme hatred and wickedness.
Now you don’t need this in your marriage! You can see that it is a tool in the hands of devil.
You are in courtship, you have not been calling each other and yet you want to get married? What’s that?
You are married and you sustain animosity for months at a time! Eh! You are not only going to ground your prayers, but you are also going to stop financial flow!
What has your spouse done! You must forgive, or a lot of things will simply be slowed down!
In your marriage, you should work at it! Both of you. Don’t just look on till it degenerates to a point you won’t like and thing get stagnant and messy! This is How To End Quarrels And Bitterness
Seek help. Seek counsel!
I pray God will grant you more understanding!
CONFESSION OF THE DAY I will not be bitter. I forgive easily
PRAYER FOR THE DAY I destroy the spirit behind incessant quarrels in Jesus’ name
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY Heb 12:15 (AMPC) Exercise foresight and be on the watch to look [after one another], to see that no one falls back from and fails to secure God’s grace (His unmerited favor and spiritual blessing), in order that no root of resentment (rancor, bitterness, or hatred) shoots forth and causes trouble and bitter torment, and the many become contaminated and defiled by it-
ACTION PLAN FOR THE DAY End all bitterness and forgive