Saturday, 13 May 2017

Rubbing your nose in it

We know the saying well - "To rub your nose in it!" It has to do with making someone feel even worse about their predicament or failure. To mock them and remind them of the mess they have made. And I am sure that we have all had someone do this too us at some stage. It is not great at all. It is embarrassing and belittling.

Psalm 44:15 - "Every day I’m up against it,
    my nose rubbed in my shame—"

I am thankful that God doesn't delight in rubbing my nose in the messes of my life. God is not like that. It is God's desire to help us clean up the mess and to make things right.

Luke 24:47 -  ‘There is forgiveness of sins for all who repent.’

Prayer: Thank you Lord for forgiving my mistakes and for not taking pleasure in my failures. Teach me to love others in the same way and to help them overcome their mistakes instead of rubbing their noses in it. Amen.

Living in Grace

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