The Quicker, The Better

MARCH 25

MATTHEW 5:25_lest at any time thine adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison.

If you are prone to procrastination, the time to use it is not when you’ve done someone an injustice! Settle it quickly – the quicker, the better.

If you have stolen something, and need to make a payment plan, work out the details quickly. Jesus said, “whiles thou art in the way with him.” That means while you are in their presence making your peace. Don’t say I’m sorry for what I did and I’ll make it up to you some day. Stay away from some day. Work it out then and there.

In this case you are the one in the wrong. You are subject to your adversary’s viewpoint of justice. Perhaps you can bargain, and perhaps not. Either way, fix it the same day! 

Going to court is expensive and traumatic. Depending upon the severity of your wrong or your unwillingness to reconcile with your adversary, there may even be jail time. If there is jail time, don’t let it be because you were not willing to right your wrong.

You are not responsible for anyone else’s wrong, but do whatever you need to make yours right.

PRAYER

Almighty God, I want to be reconciled with all people You place in my life. In the powerful name of Jesus, Amen.

Christ repairs my wrongs—He will help me reconcile!

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