The Grudge – A Poem

Over the past week or so I’ve been thinking a lot about 1 Corinthians 13:5 – love “keeps no record of wrongs.” For Thankful Thursday, I’m thankful that God loves us so much that He keeps no record of our wrongs. I am also thankful that He gives us the help of the Spirit so that we can forgive like He does.

The Grudge

When you hold a grudge
you make yourself judge,
jury, and executioner

When you hold a grudge
heed the Spirit’s nudge
to expunge the record

When you drop a grudge
and hard feelings budge
then love sets you free

I am a Jesus Freak, and I don't care who knows it. I am a wife, mother, sister, aunt, daughter, and friend. My blood family is only part of the larger family of Christ that I belong to. I love to write, especially about my dear Savior.


6 Responses

  1. “Judge, jury, and executioner.”

    Makes me think that I hold myself to a higher standard than my Lord and Savior. Shame on me.

    The “nudge” is really the only were for me to get relief from those bad feelings. Yes, the power of prayer… : )

  2. Oh, I LIKE this–didn’t know about “Thankful Thursday”! Thank you, Linda! God bless you abundantly (and wondering how you’re doing?), love Caddo

    • Caddo, Oh yes, Thankful Thursday started at the beginning of 2011 at the suggestion of Ann over at Tonirand’s Blog. 🙂 I love it because no matter how things are going it forces me to think about what I am thankful for every week. I’m actually doing much better – thanks for asking. There will be more on that for tomorrow’s Recipe Friday post. Peace, Linda

  3. Praying to be set free in His love . . .to forgive as I’ve been forgiven. Now that’s something to be thankful about! 🙂 Thank you Linda, for our thankful Thursdays. God bless you and be the constant lifter of your head.

    • Deb, Thankful Thursday has grown so and ventured into so many places one doesn’t normally consider the venue of thankfulness. 🙂 But with God, all is thankfulness and all is forgiven. Peace, Linda

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