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Happy People are Forgiving

Today’s #BattleDrill: Read Matthew 5:1-12. How do you respond to someone who hurts you? Are you angry? Resentful? Bitter? Do you cut them off and never speak to them again? Or are you compassionate and forgiving? #salvationarmy #basingstoke #devotional

Someone is going to need you to show mercy to them at some point – because we all treat people wrongly on occasions, and we are all wronged too. How you respond to them is an indication of how much you have grown like Christ, and it affects your happiness.

Angry, resentful and bitter people are not happy! But those who choose to show compassion, forgiveness and mercy receive the compassion and forgiveness and mercy of God and they are made happy.

No matter how people treat you, as God’s family member, he will show you mercy, both in this life and when he returns.

Think about the following:
oWhat keeps you from forgiving someone who has hurt you? Does holding on to that hurt make you happy?

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Rob Westwood-Payne

Hi - I'm Rob. I'm married to Gail and we have a handsome, cheeky cocker spaniel called Harley. I am a Christian leader, pastor and preacher. I am a Salvation Army officer leading a congregation in the south of England. I am a leadership and discipleship blogger and daily devotional podcast host.