Tuesday, March 17, 2009


Recently, I have witnessed many people who have become unforgiving and way too judgmental. I, myself, have fallen into these two categories on more than one occasion. It isn't anything I'm proud of and struggle with it on a daily basis. Sal and I are doing the "Fireproofing your Marriage" bible study with our Sunday School class and it has gotten me to thinking. There are so many areas in my life that need Fireproofing and one of those is my relationship with others. Is there someone in your life that you need to forgive? Have you been judgemental? I think at one time or another, we can all say yes. This morning I looked up some scripture that I would like to share. I pray that they will help you fireproof your relationships with others.

Mark 11:25 - And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.

Matthew 5:24 - Leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to your brother; then come and offer your gift.

Colossians 3:13 - Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.

Leviticus 19:17-18 - Do not hate your brother in your heart. Rebuke your neighbor frankly so you will not share in his guilt. Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against one of your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the LORD.

Ephesians 4:31-32 - Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

Psalm 19:14 - May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.

Matthew 12:36 - But I tell you that men will have to give account on the day of judgment for every careless word they have spoken.

James 4:11 - Brothers, do not slander one another. Anyone who speaks against his brother or judges him speaks against the law and judges it. When you judge the law, you are not keeping it, but sitting in judgment on it.

Some of these made me say OUCH! But then again, that's why I need to Fireproof so I don't get burned! Happy St. Patricks Day!


Anonymous said...

Those verses do hurt. Especially the ones about asking for forgiveness from your brother. Doing that I think really humbles us, and until that point we never really get it, It's all just lip service. Good thoughts.

Melissa said...

I really enjoyed the movie and would be interested in hearing more about this bible study. Some people wanted Ted and I to lead a group, but I think I want to go through it first and then lead it. Love ya lots!

Anonymous said...

Wow!! Thanks so much for sharing that!! I to would be interested in the Bible study, where do you find it? Hold on let me guess....it wasn't Mardels was it?

Gayla said...

Anonymous #1 - I certainly hope no one views these from God as lip service.

Melissa - We haven't seen the movie yet but hope too soon. We really are enjoying the study.

Anonymous #2 - If you are who I think you are, even if it were at Mardel's, we'll go get it for you because you may never come out of there! However, our Sunday School class is doing it and our church ordered the books.

Thanks for the words. To my anonymous friends, I would greatly LOVE for you to sign your name, if even at the bottom of the comment so I know who to address. Thanks for stopping by!