Leviticus 19:18 – “‘Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone among your people, but love your neighbor as yourself.
Posted: 01 Oct 2019 09:15 PM PDT
“‘Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone among your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the Lord. – Leviticus 19:18 (NIV)
Today’s commentary by Dave Whitehead, Author of Making Sense of the Bible
This is a very difficult commandment to keep in a culture that demands individual rights. To forgive a wrong is to give up our right to justice; to forgive a grudge is to give up our right to be correct. But according to this Scripture, forgiveness is not based upon self-humiliation, but self-love. It seems that offense reveals how well we accept ourselves, and forgiveness is a gift to keep us free from being snared by the actions of others.