Two Powerful Words


I’ve heard it said that the most important words one person can say to another are the words, “I’m sorry”.  Would you agree?  I think those two words can be the hardest two words to say, but when they are said with honest meaning, they are powerful.  The words, “I’m sorry” can mend a broken relationship, but actually saying those two words require us to swallow our pride and be humble.  It requires admitting we were wrong about something and it makes us venerable to the other person.  For most of us, it’s not a pleasant feeling, but I think as Christians, it’s a requirement in order for us to live in healthy relationship with other believers.  Jesus talks a lot about relationships.  He makes it clear that believers should get along!  It’s in Matthew Chapter 5 when Jesus says, “If you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to your brother; then come and offer your gift.”  The Greek word for “reconciled” means to change one’s feelings towards another, to restore.  I wonder if you have a relationship in your life that needs to be restored?  Is there someone who you are at odds with?  We should strive to live at peace with everyone, but it is most important that believer in Christ live at peace with one another.  We can’t change someone else’s behavior and we certainly don’t have the power to change their heart, but we should do all that is within our power to make things right with our brothers and sisters in Christ.  I like how John MacArthur says True worship is not enhanced by better music, better prayers, better architecture, or even better preaching. True worship is enhanced by better relationships between those who come to worship.  Is there some relationship that needs mending in your life?  Is there someone you need to say “I’m sorry” to?  Don’t waste another minute, do it today.   Thanks for reading!  ~Joy

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