We might define ‘grudge’ as a human response. We in Christ are made new…

Are you holding a grudge? About?

Grudge /ɡrəj/


  1. A persistent feeling of ill will or resentment resulting from a past insult. Similar: grievance, resentment, bitterness, rancor, pique, umbrage, displeasure, dissatisfaction, disgruntlement, bad feelings, hard feelings, ill feelings, ill will, venom, hate, hatred, dislike, aversion, animosity, antipathy, antagonism, enmity, animus, a chip on one’s shoulder.


  1. Be resentfully unwilling to give, grant, or allow (something). Similar: begrudge, resent, feel aggrieved/bitter about, be annoyed about, be angry about, be displeased about, be resentful of, mind, object to, take exception to, regret, give unwillingly, give reluctantly, give resentfully, give stintingly.

We learn the truth! We are spirits living in a temporary shell – the body.


Question: Who are we called to be as? Jesus!

Interestingly, Jesus knew exactly what He came to Earth for. Not to complicate matters; Jesus knew exactly who and what was to occur, yet He washed Judas Iscariots feet, and ate bread with him at that last supper!

Matthew 26: 20-25

When evening came, Jesus was reclining at the table with the Twelve. 21And while they were eating, he said, “Truly I tell you, one of you will betray me.”

They were very sad and began to say to him one after the other, “Surely you don’t mean me, Lord?”

Jesus replied, “The one who has dipped his hand into the bowl with me will betray me. The Son of Man will go just as it is written about him. But woe to that man who betrays the Son of Man! It would be better for him if he had not been born.”

Then Judas, the one who would betray him, said, “Surely you don’t mean me, Rabbi?”

Jesus answered, “You have said so.”

Judas was chosen and was made to be one of the original apostles by Jesus Himself. You might be wondering why Jesus, being God and knowing all things, would choose His own betrayer? The answer is to fulfill what was prophesied in Psalm 41:9, “Even my close friend, someone I trusted, one who shared My bread, has turned against Me.”


Before we roam too far from the main topic: “Grudge.” Yes! It might make sense to be bitter about an actual or perceived occurence. But,


Forgiving, But Not Forgetting. Christians are called to forgive one another (Matthew 6:14); however, God never tells us that we must forgive and forget. We can forgive others without forgetting what they have done. In the Gospels, the command to forgive is clear. But what does it say about “forgiving and forgetting?” Let’s take a closer look. It’s important to know that the phrase “forgive and forget” is not found in the Bible. Forgiving someone does not mean that we ignore what happened and how it affected us.

We could go on…but this I hope addresses this question.

And we seek God’s face and grace:

Father LORD, Hallelujah!!! I give You all honor and praise. You are my origin and destination. I was born to gain insight and wisdom. I humbly approach Your Throne of grace and ask for Your mercy. Each day, I strive to be as Your Word – Jesus. You have in The Name of Jesus forgiven me and my sin and wrongs are removed from me as far as the east is from the west, Hallelujah!!! Father, as You have done, taught us to do through and in Your Word, I ask you to bestow upon me a spirit of forgiveness that I not ever hold a grudge to Your glory. Yes Father, we learn from each experience in life. Forgive but not to forget teaches us to not make the same mistake again on our path/journey to Your Presence. Father, I ask in The Name of Jesus for a spirit of forgiveness to be bestowed on me, Amen.

Published by Fellowship of Praise: ALL praise to God our Reason, Hallelujah!!!

To God be The glory. Let us praise God together for His ALL in our lives, Amen.

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