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Psalms 39:2-7 (NLT)
I said to myself, "I will watch what I do
and not sin in what I say.
I will curb my tongue
when the ungodly are around me."
2 But as I stood there in silence--
not even speaking of good things--
the turmoil within me grew to the bursting point.
3 My thoughts grew hot within me
and began to burn,
igniting a fire of words:
4 "LORD, remind me how brief my time on earth will be.
Remind me that my days are numbered,
and that my life is fleeing away.
5 My life is no longer than the width of my hand.
An entire lifetime is just a moment to you;
human existence is but a breath."
6 We are merely moving shadows,
and all our busy rushing ends in nothing.
We heap up wealth for someone else to spend.
7 And so, Lord, where do I put my hope?
My only hope is in you.
Have you ever been so mad at someone that you just have no forgiveness for them?
What about your husband or wife, or a close friend?
You just haven't been able to forgive them for what they have done.
It could have gotten to the point to where they have left you or you left them, and you just refuse to talk to them.
Maybe today is the day to make amends.
Why? What about verses 4 & 5
4 "LORD, remind me how brief my time on earth will be. Remind me that my days are numbered, and that my life is fleeing away.5 My life is no longer than the width of my hand. An entire lifetime is just a moment to you; human existence is but a breath."
We think that we have forever to get things right with someone.
"I'll do it tomorrow" , we say, but our tomorrow never seems to get here.
And as we put it off, our tomorrows have turn into months or even years.
Imagine all the good times with this person you could have been having, but in your own stubborn pride you have been unable to confront them.
"But they deserve it" , you may say, "They treated me so badly."
So you treating them the same way makes it OK?
What about this Proverb:
Prov 25:21-22 21 If your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat; And if he is thirsty, give him water to drink; 22 For so you will heap coals of fire on his head, And the LORD will reward you.
Did you get that last little phrase, "And the LORD will reward you."
You get no reward for treating your enemies bad, but you get blessed treating them good.
Sounds like a tough choice to me
"No reward" from the Lord vs. "Reward" from the Lord.
If today is yesterdays tomorrow, then tomorrow has come and it's time to make amends, and get blessed by God too!