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Monday, October 16, 2023

The Spiritual Path

Genesis 27: 41

41 Esau held a grudge against Jacob because of the blessing his father had given him. He said to himself, “The days of mourning for my father are near; then I will kill my brother Jacob.”

Have you ever wondered what would have happened if Esau had killed his brother, Jacob?  Would that have solved Esau’s problems or would it have compounded them?

As it turned out, Esau, over the course of time, found it in his heart to forgive Jacob.  Both lived productive, prosperous lives.  Both founded nations.  Would any of this have been possible if Esau had exacted his revenge?

Forgiveness is the spiritual path.  Revenge is the material, earthly path.  One path leads to God.  The other path leads away from God. 

The choice is ours.  

May the love of Christ be with you

Rev. Eric Lanier (Retired)

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