Forget and Forgive

April 29          Forget and Forgive

Do not say, "I will repay evil"; wait for the Lord, and he will deliver you. (Proverbs 20:22 ESV)

Be not in haste. Let anger cool down. Say nothing and do nothing to avenge yourself. You will be sure to act unwisely if you take up the stick and fight your own battles; and, certainly, you will not show the spirit of the Lord Jesus. It is nobler to forgive and let the offense pass. To let an injury fester in your bosom and to meditate revenge is to keep old wounds open and to make new ones. Better forget and forgive.

However, you say that you must do something or be a great loser; then do what this morning's promise advises: "Wait on the Lord, and he will deliver you." This advice will not cost you money but is worth far more, Be calm and quiet. Wait upon the Lord; tell Him your grievance; surrender yourself before the Lord, and this of itself will be an ease to your burdened mind. Besides, there is the promise "He shall save you." God will find a way of deliverance for you. How He will do it neither you nor I can guess, but do it He will. If the Lord saves you, this will be a deal better than getting into petty quarrels and covering yourself with filth by wrestling with the unclean. Be no more angry. Leave your suit with the Judge of all.

Faith’s Checkbook – Devotionals by Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Revised -Brent Boatwright