“Answer this question: Does the God who lavishly provides you with his own presence, his Holy Spirit, working things in your lives you could never do for yourselves, does he do these things because of your strenuous moral striving or because you trust him to do them in you? Don’t these things happen among you just as they happened with Abraham? He believed God, and that act of belief was turned into a life that was right with God.”
Galatians 3:5-6 MSG
Often I fight hard against my weaknesses, and it’s tiring. This verse gives me much relief that I can tell God, ‘I can’t.’ So that, He can work through my weakness, and awe my socks off with what I can achieve through Him.
Good sense makes a man restrain his anger, and it is his glory to overlook a transgression or an offense’ (v.11, AMP).
Lord, forgive me when I am too easily offended. Thank you that, through the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, you overlook my offences. Help me through that same power to overlook the offences of others.
Lord, thank you so much for the inspiring example of those like the apostle Paul. Whatever the outward appearance or circumstance, may my heart be full of joy. May I not judge people or situations by how they look from the outside, but like you, always look to the heart.