Apologies Have No Statute of Limitations

How often do you discover a “new” verse in the Bible?  While reading about Joseph this morning I discovered this Old Testament verse that had never registered before:

Then the chief butler spoke to Pharoah saying: “I remember my faults this day.” ~ Genesis 41:9

Upon his release from prison this butler promised Joseph he would tell Pharoah about him. He forgot. History was changed forever when the butler realized his error and acted upon it without thinking of whether he would look bad by admitting his oversight.

Therefore if you bring your gift to the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar, and go your way. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift. ~ Matthew 5:23-24

The moment you remember a fault, make apology and restitution. There is no statute of limitations. Like the butler, your actions may influence the future. The right time to apologize is the moment you recognize your error.

Reconcile yourself today.

 

 

 

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