9 Fools mock at making amends for sin, but goodwill is found among the upright.

We’ve all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. We’ve all blown it. We’ve all made mistakes. We’ve all said something that we shouldn’t have. We’ve all hurt those around us at some time. But the fool has no thought of asking for forgiveness. There’s no “I’m sorry, how can I make it up to you?” Have I always been eager to make amends when I’ve sinned? Where am I holding onto my sinful actions and not asking for forgiveness? How about you?

The righteous are doing good even when they haven’t sinned against others. The upright just want to do good to those around them. The believer’s heart is focused on others and lifts up those in need without needing a reason or asking for anything in return. How often do I really focus on the best interests of those around me? Am I always willing to help out a stranger just because their in need? How about you?

It seems that God’s Word has a way of encouraging and refining me at the same time? God’s truth shows me who He’s called me to be and where I fall short. I have to always leave room to find myself on both sides of these statements lest I forget how much I have been forgiven. And since I have been forgiven so much, shouldn’t I be quick to forgive those who act foolishly around me? How about you?

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