Psalm 39:4-5, “Show me, Lord, my life’s end and the number of my days; let me know how fleeting my life is.You have made my days a mere handbreadth; the span of my years is as nothing before You. Everyone is but a breath, even those who seem secure.”

People of God, there is no amount of seeming security in this world today that can guarantee you tomorrow. As King David reminds us in Psalm 39, certainly every man at his best state is but vapour. There is no amount of health or wealth, position or possessions, pleasures or treasures at this moment that can guarantee you your next moment.

Time is short! Time is limited! Time waits for no one!  Each moment is a precious gift from God. That is why it says in Psalm 90:12, “Teach us to number our days that we may gain a heart of wisdom.”

The devil takes delight in seeing us waste our time on things that have no lasting value or significance. There is no easier way for the devil to waste your time

than to deceive you down the dangerous, destructive path of unforgiveness.

Being unwilling to forgive shows that you have forgotten just how fleeting your life is, and you have forgotten that tomorrow is a mystery that only God can unravel. Harbouring unforgiveness is not a reflection of the extent of wrong done to us, it’s a reflection that you are in the wrong place in your relationship with God.

Remember, as Christians, forgiveness is not a recommendation – it’s a command. Forgiveness is not an option. Forgiveness is not just good advice or a recommendation – it’s an instruction in righteousness. As Jesus Christ taught us to pray, ‘Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.’

Being in the right place with God does not mean you cannot be wronged. Anytime this happens, take a step back from the emotions of that moment. I’m not denying that it’s painful, but I’m simply reminding you today that forgiveness is a command. So we must forgive and let go. Don’t let anything stand between you and God or what He has destined you to receive today.

Let us offer forgiveness now, if not sooner because life is too short to waste time on resentment that only leads to regret and unhappiness.

Prayer: Lord Jesus Christ, during Your earthly ministry, although you were unjustly crucified and brutally murdered, You responded with forgiveness. Help me to forgive as You forgave and to love without expectation so that I may obey Your Word. In Jesus’ Name, amen.