I got to spend the day with the baby of our family, Ethan. He is such a joy, but all boy! We spent most of the day on the side-by-side, all-terrain vehicle because he loves riding on it. After being outside for a while, we came inside to get a snack and something to drink. He’s only 2, but he knows what he wants. Upon his many trips to the refrigerator, he pointed to a pack of ground beef, so I made him a hamburger and cut it into small chunks. He ate a couple of bites and was ready to go back outside. When we came back in, I noticed that some of the hamburger was missing; Rudy, my dog, climbed onto the table and had eaten all but three pieces! We don’t give Rudy table scraps because he has gastrointestinal issues, but he doesn’t know what’s best for his health because he’s a dog. He will probably be sick all day.
Sometimes, as humans, we don’t know what’s best for us, even though we can think things through in our minds. Many people do what feels good to them without considering the consequences of their actions. Imagine knowing there is a God and still doing things that displease him. God knew we were stupid like Rudy, so he gave us the blood of Jesus as a healing salve, an ointment to cover the wounds we caused ourselves. Stay in touch with God. Repent daily so your injuries can begin to heal. God is a good Father who will forgive because he loves us dearly.
and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. Matthew 6:12