1Samuel 15:23a (KJV): For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry.
Matthew 6:12 (KJV): And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. 13 – And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen. 14 – For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: 15 – But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
“Witchcraft is rebellion. It is going against everything that God asks of us. It is allowing our emotions, desires, and will to dictate who we are and what we do. It hurts ourselves and those around us…Witchcraft is an agreement with the devil to do his will instead of God’s.”
-From: The Other Side of Darkness
There is more to think about here if we do not follow the temptation to be led astray from the truth. For instance: If we yield not to our pride and stubbornness, and instead, put God on the throne of our hearts, then we will not be accusing others for the consequences of our previous rebelliousness. If we truly believe that we have been forgiven, then how difficult can it be for us to forgive those who trespass against us?
Long story short: I am, once again, reminded to follow Him in all that I say and do.
What about you?
G Freeman Shepherd