RICHARD DEAN BROOKS
RECORD OF WRONGS
1 Corinthians 13:5 – “it does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.”
Now We say this is just too much. How can I NOT keep records of wrong? Your boss passes over you and you don’t get the new job. Your wife forgets to get the kind of cereal you like. The kids don’t take the garbage out. Your buddy flaunts his position at work that you thought you should get. The kids are eating THEIR cereal and you have to take the garbage out. And these are just trivial things. It’s the problems that arise because you can’t forget what others do that is the problem. Your buddy needs help learning how to do his new job, BUT you refuse to help because you feel he did wrong by getting the job. I won’t eat anything because it’s not what I want. And then you go to McDonalds and spend money you really do not need to spend. And then you take the garbage out, but don’t put a new bag in it and make the kids do it later. When we keep track of everything done wrong to us we don’t see the things done right to us. Your friend might give you the easier assignment. Your wife does get up faithfully and fix breakfast and at least the kids use the trash can and not the floor. Look for rights and not wrongs. Cherish the right and forget the wrong. ON THE WAY HOME WALK WITH JESUS. He never remembers our sins when he forgives us.