It’s just crazy how God makes all things work together, it doesn’t matter that I know that He is in control of everything, I still am so in awe of the way He is constantly working my life together for the good.
I struggle with that “golden rule”…ya know the one, “do to others as you would want them to do to you”
Subsequently, when others treat me poorly, I treat them poorly and that is something I am working on a lot as of late. I want to show God’s love to others, not my stupid passive aggression.
Today I was praying and just asking God for His help with this and then I was reading my devotional for the day (A Pillar By Day by Jon Courson–10/10 would totally recommend you pick this wonderful work up, it has totally changed the way I look at the Pentateuch and how I perceive it and apply it to my life).
And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother’s blood crieth unto me from the ground. -Genesis 4:10
In Cain murdering his brother, Abel, the way of Cain has come to be one of forgiveness, bitterness, and hatred. When we are mad at others and holding grudges towards them, we are like Cain and we consequently affect multiple people in negative ways. Jon Courson goes on to say that when we are mad at others, no matter who they are, God would respond to us like this, “My Son was slaughtered on the cross for the very sin that person committed against you. Let it go. Give it up. Put it under the blood that speaks better things. Lay it at the cross.”
Only God could make this kind of connection.
God put it on my heart to pray for His help with my problem with holding grudges over those who treat me poorly.
God put it on Jon Courson’s mind to publish A Pillar By Day twelve years ago and to write about this verse for January 15th.
God put it on my heart to begin reading this devotional again in this year.
God is so good, guys! God works everything together for the good and he finds divine ways to connect things in our lives, in exactly the way that we need it.