From a Spark of Spite

16 Oct

God’s Word: Mark 15:1-20

God’s Message to me: (My interpretation of what God is saying in these verses)

It only takes a spark to get a fire going.  A firefighter of Alcoy and Elda tries toThe same small spark that lights the fire to warm the house can also be used to destroy a great forest.  Therefore, be cautious of the sparks you ignite.  A spark of spite erupted and then nailed Jesus to the cross.  Spite is rooted in jealousy.  It was the high priests and religious leaders who incited the crowds to call for the crucifixion.  The very people Jesus came to bless ended up cursing Him.  Yet Jesus did not let their hatred squelch His love for them.  His dying prayer was asking Me to forgive them because they didn’t realize what they were doing.

Once a spark of spite gets going it always destroys.  Take extreme caution lest you allow one of these sparks into your heart.  It not only destroys those around you—but destroys you as well.  It takes away your peace and joy and in return fills you with bitterness and hatred.  You must take control when the spark first ignites and douse it. Learn to recognize these sparks or you will be the biggest loser.

Regret is a terrible bedfellow.  You allow him into your bed when you allow the spark of spite to get you riled.  Spite, once riled, demands the death sentence.  Spite takes over your common sense and causes you to determine that only death will satisfy your spite.  However, it doesn’t.  You end up being the biggest loser when you allow the spark of spite to ignite in your heart.  Instead of allowing the spark to ignite, when first angered, pray for the offender as Jesus did—“Father, forgive them, they don’t realize what they are doing.”

God’s Question: Will you refuse spite a home in your heart?

God’s Promise: As you forgive others—I also forgive you.

My Prayer to God:

I Praise You for Jesus amazing example of forgiveness.

I am Sorry I don’t always follow His example.

Thank You for Your Word which reminds me to douse spite.

Please help me be a living testimony of Jesus love and forgiveness.

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