|Reaching America's Law Enforcement for Christ
|"LEOs 4 HIM"
Law Enforcement Officers for Christ
|Simple Message Ministries
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|Daily Armor for Peace Officers
Whether you are an officer who is new to the faith, a seasoned believer, or unsure of where you are spiritually, it is our desire
that these quick and simple truths from God's Word will encourage you in a relationship with Jesus Christ.
(A devotional is posted 2 days a week. Circumstances, such as traveling may occasionally delay new postings).
Then came Peter to him and said
Lord, how oft shall my brother sin
against me and I forgive him, till
seven times? Jesus saith unto him, I
say not unto thee, until seven times:
but, until seventy times seven.
|TO FORGIVE OR NOT TO FORGIVE
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|One of the quickest ways we can hinder our relationship with Christ is to have an unforgiving spirit
toward someone. We are reminded numerous times throughout scripture about the need to forgive
others, but sometimes that's not so easy to do. As LEOs confrontation is a way of life; whether it's
someone mouthing off at us on a traffic stop or dealing with the guy who just beat his wife, it seems we
are always in a confrontation. Some believe that over time this could contribute to us harboring an
unforgiving spirit, which if left unchecked can lead to bitterness and a host of other problems.
To combat this we need only to look intently at the cross and remember what we have been forgiven of.
In this same chapter in verses 23-35, Jesus gives us a parable that illustrates this. He spoke of a
master whose slave owed him a large sum of money but when the slave begged for forgiveness he
forgave him. However, that same slave then went out and found a fellow slave who owed him a much
smaller amount and had him thrown in prison until he could pay him back. His behavior is shocking, but we
do the exact same thing when we refuse to forgive someone who has wronged us. God has forgiven us of
so much that we have no right to not forgive others.
God takes unforgiveness seriously. I think back to when God was leading me to start this ministry. I
knew without a doubt what He wanted me to do, but I hit a roadblock. My mind kept going back to a
situation years earlier when a deputy I worked with did something that I felt was an attack on me
personally. We had a heated exchange of words and I convinced myself that I had a right to say what I
did. While seeking God's direction for the ministry I finally came to understand that although I may
have had a right to be angry, I was wrong in the way I handled the situation. As a result, He wouldn't
allow me to go any further until I found that deputy and made things right with him. Is there something
you need to forgive someone of? If so, get it settled so that it doesn't hinder what Christ wants to do
in your life.