Forgive means to wipe the slate clean. It reminds us that God’s grace is like a warm, wet washcloth on a chalkboard. It washes away every last speck of sinful residue on our lives.
In difficult seasons the promises of God act like anchors in a storm. The promise in Matthew 18:20 is that “where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”
To forgive someone means to wipe the slate clean. Like a teacher wiping a chalkboard with a warm washcloth. In this way we are called to forgive people who hurt us.
The promises of God are like anchors for our souls. When the storms of life toss the boats of our lives back and forth we can trust in the promises of God.
The Lord provides in miraculous ways. It can be hard to trust God when resources are thin. But he always provides. Sometimes he provides in small ways. Just enough to get us by. Other times he provides in big ways. More than enough to last a while.
But to you who are listening. What a way to begin one of the toughest teachings in all of Scripture! It’s almost as though Jesus knew that some people would stop listening at this point.
How do I pray? This is a question we all ask occasionally. Jesus’ disciples asked this question too.
Sometimes the Holy Spirit gets a bad rap or he becomes like the forgotten person in the Trinitarian Godhead.
One of the great truths of the gospel is that Jesus chose us to belong to him before we chose him to be our Savior.
The Scriptures teach us that Jesus will answer our prayers. When we pray in light of whom Jesus is and what he has promised to do he will act on our behalf.