I stay because I haven’t perfected loving.
It is written: Owe nothing to anyone—except for your obligation to love one another. Whoever loves another person has fulfilled the Law…You must love your neighbor as yourself.
“Didn’t God say let go, you’re free!”
I am. I let go of the chains of unforgiveness.
It is written: My heavenly Father will also do the same to you if you don’t forgive your brother or sister from your heart.
“If you give up you can have what you want.”
I am not my own! I gave up my life to gain one that lasts forever!
It is written: You, LORD, are my portion, my cup; you control my destiny.
“Who do you think you are?! You’ve already screwed it up so badly anyway?”
I’m a missed-the-mark one who the Redeemer purchased with his blood. I have already screwed up badly, and He has already paid the price perfectly!
It is written:
Bible references from the Common English Bible and the New Living Translation: Romans 13:8,9; Matthew 13:35; Galatians 5:13; Psalm 16:5; Mark 8:34-37; Proverbs 24:16; Philippians 3:12; 1 Peter 3:18