Tuesday, March 6, 2018

I Am Sorry

Therefore if you bring your gift to the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar, and go your way. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift. (Matthew 5:23-24)

It is impossible to be right with the Lord and wrong with your brother or sister. When the Holy Spirit instructs you to get things right with another, do it, and do it right away. God will show us anything that hinders our fellowship with Him, and one great hindrance is the failure to be reconciled with others. Go to your brother today and make things right. There can be no spiritual progress until you do.

It is important to be in right standing with every believer, and we must all endeavor to keep the unity of the Spirit and the bond of peace. God desires relationships that are holy and healthy, and He expects us to diligently pursue that end. His instruction to "be reconciled" is not optional, and our offering (or ministry) is not acceptable until that instruction is followed. Jesus means every word He says -- so, "Go your way . . . be reconciled."

Let’s Pray – Precious Lord, I desire to have unbroken fellowship with You, and I realize that requires holy relationships with those around me. Reveal anything that hinders, and I will tend to that thing today. In Jesus’ name, Amen.