“And the Lord restored the fortunes of Job when he had prayed for his friends. And the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before.” Job 42:10 ESV
One of the easiest ways or the first step to forgive the wrong-doing of people is by praying for them. God Himself taught us this principle through the story of Job’s life ordeal and the role that his friends played. The friends came to console Job but they became an offense, in their words they offended God and offended Job. When God was ready to restore Job, God instructed him to pray for his friends so that his blessings would not be hindered. Job an obedient child of God listened and did according to God’s instruction after he had prayed for his friends, God restored all that satan took from him multiple folds. Job’s story is a popular one in a Christian society but the lesson from the scripture above is the readiness of Job to act according to God’s word to pray for those that offended him and how God worked with this to bless him in multiple folds. As children of God, as much as we harbour grudges in our hearts towards those that offend us, so we would be doing ourselves great harm by obstructing the blessings of God in our lives. Let’s learn to pray for those that offend us. This will make the forgiveness process easy for us and we can enjoy free minds toward everyone as well as usher God’s blessing into our lives.
BIBLE READING: Job 42
PRAYER: Holy Spirit, teach my heart to let go of all offences towards me and enable me the spiritual maturity to pray for those who offend me, in Jesus’ Name. Amen
IBUKUN TI O WA NINU DIDARIJI ENIYAN
“Oluwa si mu Oro Jobu padabọ sipo nigbati o gbadura fun awọn ọrẹ rẹ̀. Olúwa sì fún Jóòbù ní ìlopo méjì ohun tí ó ní telẹ̀.” Jobu 42:10
Ọkan ninu awọn ọna ti o rọrun julọ tabi igbesẹ akọkọ lati dariji iwa aitọ ti awọn eniyan ni nipa gbigbadura fun wọn. Ọlorun fúnra rẹ̀ kowa ní ìlànà yìí nípasẹ̀ ìtàn ìgbésí ayé Jóòbù àti ipa tí àwọn ọ̀re rẹ̀ kó. Àwọn ọ̀re náà wá láti tù Jóòbù nínú, ṣùgbon won di ohun ìbínú. Ninú ọ̀rọ̀ wọn, won bí Ọlorun nínú, won sì mú Jóòbù bínú. Nígbà tí Ọlorun múra tán láti mú Jóbù padà bọ̀ sípò, Ọlorun ní kó máa gbàdúrà fún àwọn ọ̀re rẹ̀ kí ìbùkún rẹ̀ má bàa ni idiwo. Jòbù ọmọ Ọlorun to gbọràn fetí sílẹ̀, ó sì ṣe gege bí ìtoni Ọlorun. Leyìn tí ó ti gbàdúrà fún àwọn ọ̀re rẹ̀, Ọlorun dá gbogbo ohun tí Sátánì gbà lowo rẹ̀ ni ilopo. Itan Jobu jẹ ọkan ti o gbajumọ ni awujọ Kristiani ṣugbọn ẹkọ lati inu iwe-mimọ ti o wa loke ni imurasilẹ ti Jobu lati ṣe gẹgẹ bi ọrọ Ọlọrun lati gbadura fun awọn ti o ṣẹ e ati bi Ọlọrun ṣe ṣiṣẹ pẹlu eyi lati bukun fun u ni awọn ọna pupọ. Gege bí ọmọ Ọlorun, níwọ̀n bí a ti ní ìkùnsínú nínú ọkàn wa sí àwọn tí ó ṣẹ̀ wá, beẹ̀ náà ni a ma ṣe ìpalára ńláǹlà nípa dídènà àwọn ìbùkún Ọlorun nínú ìgbésí ayé wa. Jẹ ki a kọ ẹkọ lati gbadura fun awọn ti o ṣẹ wa. Eyi yoo jẹ ki ilana idariji rọrun fun wa ati pe a le gbadun awọn ọkan ti ko lebi si gbogbo eniyan, bakannaa yoo mu ibukun Ọlọrun wa sinu aye wa.
BIBELI KIKA: Jóòbù 42
ADURA: Ẹmi Mimọ, kọ ọkan mi lati le maa foju fo gbogbo oun ti won se Simi, ki o si jẹ ki n dagba ti ẹmi lati gbadura fun awọn ti o se mi, ni orukọ Jesu. Amin