Forgive and forget

“Esav (Esau) ran to meet him, hugged him, threw his arms around his neck and kissed him; and they wept.”
Genesis 33:4 CJB

We all have a relative, friend or acquaintance we’ve held a grudge or grievance with, just like Jacob and Esau. Twenty one years have passed and here we see the grudge no longer mattered, they have reconciled!

“For if you forgive others their offences, your heavenly Father will also forgive yours.”
Matthew 6:15 CJB

Holding onto differences and grudges not only is a waste of time, but it will burn you up and drag you down into sin and bitterness! Be like the LORD and forgive and forget!

“So Esav left that day to return to Seir. Yaakov went on to Sukkot, where he built himself a house and put up shelters for his cattle. This is why the place is called Sukkot [shelters].”
Genesis 33:16-17 CJB

Today, be careful of playing revenge scenarios in your head, bury the hatchet so to speak and move on! Realize. Jacob and Esau reconciled but then went their own separate ways not looking back.
Have a blessed day forgiving and forgetting!
Shabbat Shalom

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