Genesis 33-35

But Esau ran to meet him and embraced him and fell on his neck and kissed him, and they wept.

There’s no way around it, Jacob had done Esau wrong… but Esau didn’t harbor any resentment. We need to be more like Esau. How much of our worry and high blood pressure is a result of not being able to “let it go.” In the Lord’s prayer, Jesus tells us to ask God to forgive us to the extent we forgive others. This can be especially difficult with those whom we love, our friends and family. When we choose not to forgive, it’s like drinking poison and hoping our enemy dies as a result. Lighten your load. Esau was lighthearted and overjoyed to see how his brother, who had done him wrong, was prospering. He wasn’t jealous, he wasn’t calculating how all that could have been his, no… that’s not how we should be. Forgive. Forgive. Forgive… let. it. go. It’s a burden you no longer have to carry.

*Reading the OT in 2017 plan can be found here

About John Harris

I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.

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