someone cheated you in business? How we respond to the difficult experiences of life directly affects our spiritual well-being.

The Bible says, “Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: ‘It is mine to avenge, I will repay,’ says the Lord,” Romans 12:19. The Lord, after all, is the One who measures out justice perfectly. He wants to handle such judgment for us–perhaps now, certainly ultimately.

Have you become bitter or unforgiving in your attitude? I encourage you to read the account of the patriarch Joseph’s life in Genesis chapters 37 to 50. It is a dramatic portion of Scripture that teaches us many valuable lessons on the importance of forgiveness.

Those lessons include our need to forgive, to jettison bitterness, to settle matters right, to confess our own sins, to forget the past, to accept God’s forgiveness. All that in 14 dramatic chapters. So remember, read Genesis 37-50 and you’ll be blessed in coming days.


“How we respond to the difficult experiences of life directly affects our spiritual well-being.”

Romans 12:19

“Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, ‘“Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.”’