The scripture for today, July 19 (7/19), is found in Romans 7:19 as found in the New Testament of the Bible.
Doesn’t this pretty much describe you and me in some area of our life? It may be eating too much, breaking the law by going over the speed limit, laughing at dirty jokes, habitual lying, stealing “little things” at work, cheating on tests, jealousy, impatience, temper ~ any number of things.
Sins of habit and attitude are hard to break. So you go to God over and over asking him to forgive that which, deep down, you know you’re going to do again.
Perhaps this emphasizes the importance of you forgiving others who habitually do wrong to you. You do not know their deep inner struggles any more than they know your struggles.
Jesus said, “IF you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.” (Matthew 6:14).
Satan wants you to quit trying to do better. And he wants you to quit forgiving other people. Don’t give in to Satan. Give in to God. God’s way leads you to ultimate forgiveness of your sins ~ ultimate and complete.
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