Friday, April 19, 2013

Book 2 of 12

Bucket List 2013-Read 12 books I have never read before.

31 Days of Forgiveness: through the eyes of grace. Written by, Tracie Stier-Johnson

This book is meant as a daily devotion and it has tons of scripture. But, since it doesn't use the King James Bible I didn't use it as a devotional, I just read it as if it were a regular book.

It did have some good truths; but I'm iffy on giving a good recommendation. However, here are a few quotes that I really liked.

Those who have served God for a long time have been kept from gross sins have a great deal to be humbly thankful for, but nothing to proudly boast about.
Matthew Henry

If sin continually remains in our lives and we don't repent and turn from that sin, God may require His divine discipline. If He didn't, He wouldn't be a loving and concerned Father.

Forgiveness does not mean excusing.

Just because we've decided to forgive someone doesn't mean we allow the behavior to continue. In fact, it's very important we do all we can to help the person stop his/her destructive behavior.

Are you sorry you got caught? Or are you sorry for what you've done?

Ultimately, forgiveness is a choice. A choice to live bound. Or a choice to live free.

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