OUR DAILY BREAD JANUARY 31 2021 MINISTRIES DEVOTIONAL — A Future with Forgiveness

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OUR DAILY BREAD JANUARY 31 2021 MINISTRIES DAILY DEVOTIONAL — A Future with Forgiveness

Our Daily Bread Ministries Daily Devotional

OUR DAILY BREAD 31 JANUARY 2021 MINISTRIES DAILY DEVOTIONAL

( Sunday 31 January 2021 )

TOPIC: A Future with Forgiveness

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Bible in a Year:

Exodus 25–26 Matthew 20:17–34
Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

Romans 12:21
Today’s Scripture & Insight:

Romans 12:9–21

OUR DAILY BREAD 31 JANUARY 2021 MINISTRIES DAILY DEVOTIONAL

MESSAGE:

In 1994, when South Africa made the transition from government by apartheid (imposed racial segregation) to a democracy, it faced the difficult question of how to address the crimes committed under apartheid.

OUR DAILY BREAD 31 JANUARY 2021 MINISTRIES DEVOTIONAL

The country’s leaders couldn’t ignore the past, but merely imposing harsh punishments on the guilty risked deepening the country’s wounds. As Desmond Tutu, the first black Anglican Archbishop of South Africa, explained in his book No Future Without Forgiveness, “We could very well have had justice, retributive justice, and had a South Africa lying in ashes.”

Through establishing the Truth and Reconciliation Committee, the new democracy chose the difficult path of pursuing truth, justice, and mercy. Those guilty of crimes were offered a path to restoration—if they were willing to confess their crimes and seek to make restitution. Only by courageously facing the truth could the country begin to find healing.

OUR DAILY BREAD 31 JANUARY 2021 MINISTRIES DEVOTIONAL

In a way, South Africa’s dilemma mirrors the struggle we all face. We’re called to pursue both justice and mercy (Micah 6:8), but mercy is often misunderstood to be a lack of accountability, while pursuing justice can become distorted into pursuing revenge.

Our only path forward is a love that not only “hates what is evil” (Romans 12:9) but also longs for the transformation and good of our “neighbor” (13:10). Through the power of Christ’s Spirit, we can learn what it means to have a future of overcoming evil with good (12:21).

By: Monica La Rose

OUR DAILY BREAD 31 JANUARY 2021 MINISTRIES DEVOTIONAL

Reflect & Pray
When have you witnessed times when the goal of mercy and grace seemed distorted to enable injustice? When have you seen both justice and mercy working in harmony?

Loving God, when the pain and injustice around me breaks my heart, help me to still believe in Your love and power to transform and heal. Help me to point with my life to Your justice, mercy, and love.

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OUR DAILY BREAD 31 JANUARY 2021 MINISTRIES DEVOTIONAL

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