Forgive them

Devotional picGood morning to all, and Happy Martin Luther King day to you as well. Today’s verse comes from the New Testament Gospel according to Luke NIV. In recognition of MLK day, I’m using a quote from his book as today’s verse  “Strength to Love”.

Luke 23:34 NIV

34 Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.”[a] And they divided up his clothes by casting lots.

Commentary:

Notice that Jesus could have said, “Father, get even with them,” or “Father, let loose the mighty thunderbolts of righteous wrath and destroy them,” or “Father, open the flood gates of justice and permit the staggering avalanche of retribution to pour upon them.” But none of these was His response. Though subjected to inexpressible agony, suffering excruciating pain, and despised and rejected, nevertheless, He cried, “Father, forgive them.” Thank you, Father, for forgiving me of my sins that put your Son on the cross. Is there someone you can forgive today? Or is there someone that you have transgressed against and need forgiveness? Reach out today and forgive or ask forgiveness. Happy MLK day.

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