Daily Devotion

 

PRAYER: Talking to my Father

by | Jan 23, 2023 | Conversations, Daily Devotion | 0 comments

Living in real life means inevitable issues with people in our lives. When those issues arise, and they will, Jesus gives us specific instructions. 

Matthew 18:15
If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother.

Before you text, email, or call someone, go to whoever wronged you and address the issue with that person. Jesus instructs us to do this: “Go and tell him [the person who sinned against you] his fault, between you and him alone.”

Can you imagine how our lives would benefit if we did that? How many rumors would stop flying? How much bitterness would melt away? How many grudges would be gone? How much resentment would recede? How much anger would be assuaged? How much jealousy would disappear? Just obeying this one verse would change our lives! That’s the power of obeying God’s Word. 

Let’s talk to God about this instruction.

Father, when I am hurt by others, I want to lash out and hit back. I want to share with friends how I have been hurt. Please help me slow down and talk to you before talking to anyone else. Help me hear from you on the direction I should take. In Jesus’ name. Amen.