Sunday, November 25, 2007

Restart Your Computer

Love ...... Thinks no evil (1 Corinthians 13:4-5d)

The Computer
The Computer

We normally date the modern computer to the 1930s and 1940s, and the personal computer to the early 1980s.

But the most powerful computer in the world was created thousands of years ago:

The human brain (and its spiritual manifestation, the human mind).

One of the most powerful applications today for computers is financial record keeping -- keeping track of every last penny.
And the human mind has the same capacity.

One fault of the human brain is that it has to be refreshed frequently to hold on to facts and figures lest they fade from memory.

But that's not a problem for people who have been hurt by others --
they replay the hurt daily until it gets seared into their cortex.

Years later they can tell you when and how the offense occurred and how much it hurt.
The Greek language of the New Testament had a word for such record keeping: logizomai.
And Paul says in 1 Corinthians 13:5 that love doesn't logizomai.

Love keeps no records of wrongs suffered;

love forgives and forgets.

God casts our sins into the depths of the sea (Micah 7:19),
and we should do the same with the sins of others.

  • Restart your mental computer today.
  • Erase the old files. Forgive and forget.

"I can forgive, but I cannot forget" is only another way of saying, "I cannot forgive."
(Henry Ward Beecher)

The Turning Point
by Dr. David Jeremiah
Image courtesy of All Posters


nannykim said...

I like the--erase bit ;-) .Hope you had a blessed weekend .

Karen said...

Good thoughts! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday last week!
(love Dr. Jeremiah!)

Cathy said...

That is a great post, Mimi. I was afraid at first you were having more computer problems! :o)

Susan said...

Hi Grammie,

Great post, so good hearing from you!

I always enjoy your updates, and appreciate your visits.

I pray you have wonderful week ahead.

Blessings to you,


Mimi said...

I like the erase bit also... even though it is hard to do sometimes..

we had a wonderful holiday and I trust you did too.

no I am really careful what I delete now... and I hope I can keep by blog in shape at least until I can register 100 posts.. ha ha
every time I get to 59.. I hope I don't dump them all!!!

Hi Susan,
thanks for the visit... I do enjoy visiting your blog... and I look forward to a good week, and hope you do the same...
Blessing back to you!!

Lovella said...

Mimi this is a wise and true post. I so so enjoy Dr. Jeremiah.

Daughter of the King said...

This is something I needed to hear today..
Thank you,

Jodi said...

Ouch! Boy it's easy to hold onto past hurts, isn't it? And not only does love keep no record of wrong, it isn't even easily offended to begin with. Ouch again! Great post, Mom. Jr and I both love to listen to (and read books by) Dr. David Jeremiah.