Wig’s Word of God Today 8-16-2012
To ascertain the wisdom of forgiveness.
LORD, if my brother sins against me, how often must I forgive him? As many as seven times? Matthew 18:21b
Ezekiel 12:1-12, Psalm 78 & Matthew 18:21–19:1
Peter loved to ask Jesus questions. I for one would have been asking one question after another too of our LORD. We all have questions in our minds we’d like to ask God. I’d love to hear what some of you think about what you’d ask God yourself. The ever so prominent question of, “Why are we here?” comes to mind as Jesus reminds us today to forgive over and over and over again. “I (Jesus) say to you, not seven times but seventy-seven times.” I know, it’s not easy but it’s God Divine Plan for humanity to live in harmony not frustration.
I believe in my heart this is where prayer comes into play in our lives for I feel pretty certain that none of us can say, “Nobody has ever wronged me so I don’t have to forgive anyone for anything.” People do things to make other people mad. Maybe some don’t mean to but a lot of times man steps on the toes of others on purpose looking to create adversity. Turning the other cheek is the hardest thing to do but God instills in all mankind the need to forgive allowing our hearts to experience true love from God’s Will of Truth.
Last night we embraced hundreds of people who helped us forgive our own faults of control most of us feel in our hearts when it comes to our children. We want to protect them and we feel helpless sometimes when we can’t. “What did I do to deserve this” is a question of forgiveness we fail to recognize we should be answering in prayer if anything happens to our children for God does not instill hate, accidents, injury or even death. God instills faith, hope/charity and love allowing us to learn from the results of “Free Will” mankind inflicts on others.
From our “Free Will” to “God’s Will” of learning, labor and love allows us to ascertain the wisdom of forgiveness instilling in our hearts the need for God’s Truth. Results of others negligence will seem unfair but God will allow you to grow in these moments of despair if only we’d forgive each and every time the inflictions of life come upon you. To forgive is to be forgiven in a life where wrongs will happen. It’s how we forgive, focus and ferment our lives in God’s Truth will we experience the composure to live in peace of God’s Forgiveness. Amen.
So we ask in prayer: Dear LORD, we pray today to forgive as to be forgiven. We pray for the healing of Matthew, Kathy’s little girl, Joe Tomlinson, Teri Gutierrez, Norma, and Barbara Burris. We accept Your Divine Will in all things. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.
God Bless His Truth for America,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed“
Philippians 4:4-7 Romans 8:28
Rejoice and have peace in Christ Jesus!
Seven Times Seven brings peace in Heaven- Matthew 18:21–19:1
The LORD was asked why
We forgive and not cry
When a brother does deny
The Truth of one’s eye
Should we let go seven times?
Peter asked with a smile
Jesus said 77 times we must forgive
So God’s love will never be denied
Eternity requires true peace
Seven Times Seven to cease
Goodwill to forever increase
Brings peace in Heaven to the least
© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins August 16, 2012 @ 6:44 AM EST