I was recently contacted by someone who said they thought I and another individual should make amends as we had once been close. However, that is something I cannot do. Not because I have not forgiven the person because the person not only did wrong to me and remains unapologetic; no, I have forgiven for the wrong done to me. It is because they continued to repeatedly attack me, not physically but with their words, repeatedly by calling me names, sometimes directly, other times indirectly. I initially tried to have some sort of conversation with them despite being falsely accused of many things and called horrible names, but all those attempts resulted in escalated insults and accusations. I realized the futility in that and even though they had been told that they were not right to treat me as they were the treatment not only continued but, as I said, increased. Due to that I stopped trying to have any dialogue other than to respond to the attacks by telling them I would pray for them. And, despite this person’s claims of Christianity I was told that they did not want my prayers and they persisted in the attacks. I still responded, I will pray for you which prompted the response from them that my prayers meant nothing he did not need prayers. I continued, regardless of what was said to answer that I would pray for them. No other response would have been met with anything more than more insults and even the statement that I would pray for them it generated other insults.
15 Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.
16 But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.
17 And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican.
I had someone ask me why don’t I just block their phone number so they cannot contact me again and given the person’s efforts to harass me, it is unlikely that would be beneficial as they would find other ways to contact me. Already they had made new facebook and email accounts after I had blocked them from the initial accounts and given that, I expect they would continue in the same behavior. I explained that despite that behavior that I still had hope that they would repent. That isn’t the case yet, but I continue to pray for the person because they continue in their ways and are unrepentant. I pray that God works in his life and he will see his sins and stop the sinning and seek the Lord’s forgiveness.
He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh [them] shall have mercy. Proverbs 28:13
26 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,
27 But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.
No, I cannot make amends with the person, but still pray for them that God work in their life, show him his sins that he will confess to God, repent and seek God’s forgiveness. That has not yet happened and he persists in his same behavior and attempts to cover his sins, but he doesn’t cover the sins from God.
Lord, I praise Your holy name and worship You for all you are and do. I pray that You work on the person and show him Your truths and he understand what he should do to please You Lord. I pray that You draw us all to You and show us all Your truths and Your true plans for us that none perish but have life with You and Christ in Heaven for eternity.
Thanks for your time, Have a great weekend and please, try to be a blessing to someone else today.