In chapter 17 Jesus gives instructions in forgiveness and service. It should be read very carefully and applied to our daily living. In verse 3 Jesus says, "...If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him." Verse 4 tells us that our forgiveness should be unlimited. It is often hard for us to forgive, because we have been deeply hurt in some way. We should remember that Christ is not only our Saviour, but our Example. His instructions to us, and His life before us, proved to be one of love and forgiveness. If we are to be like Him, we must forgive those who trespass against us.

In chapter 18 Jesus is again telling us that men ought always to pray. Throughout the Word of God we are urged to pray continuously and earnestly. Prayer is the power line for the Christian life. When we do not pray, our power line to the Lord is broken and the strength of our testimony is weakened. Let me challenge you to spend a great deal of time in prayer. The result will be a more joyous Christian life and more power with God. While you ladies are doing your household chores, or going about your other duties, while we men are on our jobs or even driving to and from our jobs, or while you teenagers and young people are in school or going about your daily activities, remember, we can always talk with the Lord and ask His guidance for our daily lives.

MEMORY VERSE FOR TODAY: Man now can be: Justified.

Acts 13:39 And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.

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