As I was reading Luke 15, this statement jumped out at me . . .
17"When he came to his senses, he said, 'How many of my father's hired men have food to spare, and here I am starving to death! 18I will set out and go back to my father and say to him: Father, I have sinned against HEAVEN and against you. 19I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me like one of your hired men.' 20So he got up and went to his father."
Note something that is so vital that we so often miss - - who did the son sin against? usually we think of the dad first, but who did he really sin against first? His Father in heaven. Remember, when we sin, when we hurt someone, intentionally or unintentionally, the first person we always sin against is not the individual, but it is our Father in heaven.
Is there someone you need to ask forgiveness from? Go to God first, then the individual. Your pardon will be even sweeter.
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