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Be Reconciled with Your Brother (3- Minute Devotional for Women)

How do you spell true love?

Sometimes like this:

Devotional by Ada Santos

Therefore if you bring your gift to the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar, and go your way. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.

Matthew 5:23-24 (NKJV)

The health of our relationship with God depends directly on the health of our relationship with those around us…

If someone says, “I love God”, and hates his brother, he is a liar…
1 John 4:20 NKJV

Sin that separates us from our brother, also separates us from God.

Prayer is a conversation with God. But, how can we approach Him if we have offended our sister or brother, even if it wasn’t our intention?

That’s why the Lord Jesus Christ says,

If…you remember that your brother has something against you… 
Matthew 5:23 (NKJV)

Many times we realize that a brother or sister in Christ feels offended. It could be their attitude towards us. Or because we think we might have said or done something that offended them.

In these moments God‘s command is: go first and apologize to your brother. (Ask if he feels offended by you and sincerely ask for his forgiveness).

Then you will feel right to approach God.

It’s not up to you if your offended brother accepts your apology. He also will have to respond to the Lord if his pride does not allow him to forgive.

But you will have done God’s will and you will be forgiven by Him.

Then pray for your brother or sister and ask God that He will help you not offend them again.

We are all sinners. And that means at one point or another, each of us will offend someone—intentionally or not.

But if we truly love God and those around us, we will desire good relationships with both.

Praise our good God that He shows us how that can be possible and gives us the steps to restore damaged relationships—both with Him and those around us.

So if there’s someone you can think of today that you might have offended, seek reconciliation today. Go to them, admit your wrongdoing, sincerely apologize and turn away from your sin.

It’s not easy to humble ourselves in this way, but sometimes it’s how we truly say:

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And as always,

Be Kind. Be Encouraging. Be a Multiplier!

Love, Lauri

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