Thursday, February 28, 2020

The Kitchen Table            Day 39

Today’s Reading:  Ps 51; Jonah 4:1-11; Rom 1:8-18

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes.  Rom 8:16

Sometimes we all just need someone to ask us the right, hard, question.  Count on God to do that.  God asks Jonah, “Do you do well to be angry?”  Do yo want to be angry?  Do you want to live angry?  Truly broken people don’t carry around anger.  Anger doesn’t serve them well.  It doesn’t serve anyone well.  Jonah waited for God to break out against the city of Nineveh.  Paul wanted God to bring our His goodness and kindness toward Rome.  When we begin to want judgment rather than forgiveness, something is needed in us, not others.  That anger doesn’t and won’t serve us well.  Want what forgiveness brings, not what anger leaves.  Forgiveness will serve you well.

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