May 10, 2022
Today’s reading: Deuteronomy 24:17-22
Remember God’s goodness
We read in Deuteronomy 24:17-22:
17 “You shall not pervert justice due the stranger or the fatherless, nor take a widow’s garment as a pledge. 18 But you shall remember that you were a slave in Egypt, and the LORD your God redeemed you from there; therefore I command you to do this thing.
19 “When you reap your harvest in your field, and forget a sheaf in the field, you shall not go back to get it; it shall be for the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, that the LORD your God may bless you in all the work of your hands. 20 When you beat your olive trees, you shall not go over the boughs again; it shall be for the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow. 21 When you gather the grapes of your vineyard, you shall not glean it afterward; it shall be for the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow. 22 And you shall remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt; therefore I command you to do this thing.
There are a lot of commands or statements in the Bible where the Israelites must remember how God has been kind, merciful, and loving to them.
Every time the Israelites were tempted to be harsh to their brother or sister, they must remember God’s goodness.
In other words, God was telling them that they should extend the same kindness, mercy, and love to their fellow.
The same goes for us.
Sometimes, it is difficult for us to forgive others. It is difficult for us to love others. It is difficult for us to be patient, merciful, and caring.
However, what we must remember is that God has been gracious to us who are sinners. If God has been good to us, we must also be good to others.
If you find it difficult to forgive, remember how God has been merciful to you. No one is perfect. Everyone, including you, commits a mistake. God knows that.
If God can forgive, then why can’t we forgive? If God, the Supreme Being in the entire universe can be gracious, then we must also be gracious.
When we remember how God treated us with love, mercy, and grace, we must do the same with other people.
By doing so, we will reap the blessings of unity, harmony, and peace in our lives.
To learn more about loving God, please watch, “What Does it Mean to Put your Hand on the Plow and Look Back? (Luke 9:62).”
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