And God spoke all these words, saying, "I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. ...
Leviticus 19:17-18 "You shall not hate your brother in your heart, but you shall reason frankly with your neighbor, lest you incur sin because of him. (18) You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against the sons of your own people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the LORD.
Why is it easier, Lord, to take vengeance or to bear a grudge than to reason frankly? Why is it that I am reluctant to sit down with someone and bring up a matter of difference between us? I would rather hide sin in my heart, would rather grumble and slander, prefer to harbor unforgiveness than to ask my neighbor to come and reason together. The answer has to be my pride, Lord cleanse me of that wickedness.
Today's readings in the Psalms:
Morning: Psalm 23
Evening: Psalm 57
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