Day 71 of the In Pursuit book...(Must read devo for outdoorsmen)
Hating Our Hate
Fighting VS. Forgiving. It was a pretty simple choice as a child. Your natural instinct was to hurt the ones that hurt you first. Don't get mad...just get even, right? And as much as we'd like to say we grew out of that stage of life, it honestly seems to carry over into adulthood for many of us. It lingers deep within us to choose a fight over forgiveness. How would we react if we were in Rick Garmon's shoes? I like to think I would have a good, godly, Christian response. But honestly, I would probably be trying to make a deal with God along the lines of, "Lord, I won't kill him...just let me give him a beat down that'll make him wish he was dead." I would want revenge! I would want someone to suffer for the pain inflicted on the ones I love. And hopefully at that moment I would remember that someone has already paid for that pain. Someone has already suffered for the sin and poor choice that hurt me or my family. It's Jesus. He's got it. Just let it go and let Him have it. bro
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