“Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee; leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; fi rst be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison. Verily I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no means come out thence, till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing.” Matthew 5:23-26 Since the commandment against murder not only forbids the unjust taking of human life, but also forbids us to do or say anything which would unjustly cause hurt or harm to another, Jesus points out that true worship and service toward God is not just to come before Him with our worship and our gifts, or even with empty words of repentance. Rather, God would have us fi rst make right the wrongs we have done to others and be reconciled with them. If we are
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News, Pages 2 on 10/16/2013
Print Headline: Reconcile now, before it is too late!