Posted by: peebles | February 25, 2015

Ephesians 4:32 (NIV) ~ Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

“Call me Ishmael,” is one of the most recognized opening sentences of brilliantly written literature. It was penned in the year of our LORD 1851 by Herman Melville; the book is called, “Moby Dick.” The book tells the story of Captain Ahab and his quest for revenge, fueled with hatred and a zeal which consumes him and leads ultimately to his death. It was about a whale called Moby Dick, a white sperm whale, which had, on a previous encounter with Captain Ahab, smashed his boat and bitten off his leg.
There are many lessons which we can learn from Captain Ahab, but the most important one, in my opinion, is letting go of bitterness and hatred. Your quest for revenge and unwillingness to let go of the past can drag you down. Whatever is eating away in the inside of you, if not dealt with, will overpower you and destroy who you are as a person. Not only so, but your actions and emotional venom can poison those who are close to you and who sail with you in your ship of bitterness and unforgiveness.
Bear this in mind, if I throw a pebble into the water the impact of it will cause the water to ripple, it touches and affects the other water all around it, so likewise does the stone and hard rock of unforgiveness, when cast out by your actions and words, have a ripple affect touching those who are close to you. It causes people to choose sides and can bring separation. If unforgiveness goes undealt with it can linger for years like a festering open wound which gnaws away inside of you.
Maybe it is time to let go and move on, to bring your boat named, “Hatred, Bitterness and Revenge”, into the harbor and board a new vessel, one whose destination is not driven by past encounters of hurt and a cold heart, or of petty bitterness and spiteful revenge. Board the ship whose Captain is Jesus and sail into new adventures in God. Instead of hunting for Moby Dick, become fishers of men with a clean heart, driven by and filled with a pure and holy zeal for the things of God. When you decide to let go and make a clean break, and move on you will find a freedom and liberty within you. The old wounds are gone and they are healed in Jesus’ name.
My friend, let the first line in the book of your life begin, “Call me forgiven as I forgive others.” Let each page of your life, which is read by the world, speak of the amazing grace of God, the Life, liberty and joy in the Holy Spirit which can be found in loving Jesus. Let your chapters be filled with power and forgiveness, love and mercy, and when your boat sails home it sails home onto the shores of heaven, rather than ending up shipwrecked and sunk by the giant whale of unforgiveness. So sail on, cast away your net of bitterness and past hurt far from you and sail on for God by the power of love, forgiveness and reconciliation.
God bless you my friend, Matthew


  1. God Bless You MatthewThank You!!!Have a Blessed Day!Best, Gia

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