“Therefore as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do” (Colossians 3:12-13).
I am thinking of a word. It can be used as a noun, adjective, or verb. I find it interesting to see that our English word seems to be traced back to around 1400 in the word “grudgen.” Our word means “to hold or cling to a feeling of ill will or resentment.” Of course I am thinking of the word “grudge.” What a sad thing that some folks live in the land of bitterness and revenge as they carry the heavy burden of bearing a grudge. The Lord Jesus has a much better plan for us. It’s found in our verses for today.
For today: May the Lord help me never carry a grudge. I will never get ahead while trying to get even with others.