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QOTD – Quote of the Day

Hi all,

Today’s quote of the day has a scriptural reference.  You don’t have to read the bible to apply this scripture to your life, although I welcome you to do so.

“There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.”  I Corinthians 10:13 (King James Version)

The reason why I feel this scripture is significant is because it gives hope where there might not be any, otherwise.  So we all know what temptation is.  I believe it plagues our society.  As the scripture states, you aren’t being tempted by anything but what is common to “man”…basically everyone.  We are being told here that God won’t allow us to be tempted to such an extent that we are incapable of getting out of our situation; therefore, we are able to withstand all circumstances that come our way, through God’s grace.  Wow.  I’m so thankful for that!

Be blessed,

Nita

QOTD – Quote of the Day

Happy, Happy Tuesday!  One day closer to the weekend and Monday is no more!

I have heard and read this quote from various sources, including Lily Tomlin – actress, Viola Davis – actress, Jack Kornfield, PhD.

“Forgiveness is giving up all hope for/of a better/different past.”

So very insightful!  It makes me wonder does one ever truly forgive, in that case.  My faith says that we must all forgive as we are also forgiven, but I never delved so deeply into the true definition of forgiveness.  I figured that I have forgiven someone if I don’t harp on what they have done or hold it against them.  That is hard enough, in itself.  To give up all hope for a different past means no looking back.  In biblical times, Lot’s wife looked back, after she was instructed not to do so, and was turned into a pillar of salt (Genesis 19:26).  Metaphorically speaking, how often have we added salt to our wounds by looking back (even in our thoughts) on what could have been?

Nita