Ephesians 2:8-9 NKJV
For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.
As we have received the gift of grace we must also give grace to others and forgive them when they say or do something that could offend us.
Offense nurtured breeds bitterness. Bitterness will kill you. It is a cancer to your soul. With bitterness comes anger. It is not part of our new life in Christ.
God has saved us by grace not by works. We are forgiven. His word tells us that He remembers our sins no more. They are as far away from Him as the east is from the west.
We need to be walking in the spirit not in the flesh. In the spirit we think with the mind of Christ.
As we allow our mind to draw from our old self we pull away from the mind of Christ. We let others offend us and pull us out of the spirit.
Satan works hard to tempt us into those old thoughts. Tempt us to go back to those things our old self enjoyed. Tempt us back into old relationships.
That life is over. We cannot go back. Our New life is in Christ. He has a path for us to go on. We need to let go of the dead past life and walk in our new life. Let go of those old friends. Stop the lifestyle we lived before Christ.
Father, thank you for showing me the path you have for Me to follow. Thank you for steering me away from the ways of my dead life. Thank you for wisdom and boldness to speak the truth to others. To use me to heal the sick. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.