Prayerfully Speaking

Hope from the Truths of God's Word

The Inexcusable

The word “inexcusable” keeps ringing in my ears.  It doesn’t leave me with that warm, fuzzy feeling.

Two things have caused this word to be with me lately. Check them out below:

1. To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable, because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you. This is hard. It is perhaps not so hard to forgive a single injury. But to forgive the incessant provocations of daily life – to keep on forgiving the bossy mother-in-law, the bullying husband, the nagging wife, the selfish daughter, the deceitful son – how can we do it? Only, I think, by remembering where we stand, by meaning our words when we say in our prayers each night, “Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.” We are offered forgiveness on no other terms. To refuse it means to refuse God’s mercy for ourselves. There is no hint of exceptions and God means what He says.  (Clive Staples) C. S. Lewis, Into The Wardrobe

2. Therefore you are inexcusable, O man, whoever you are who judge, for in whatever you judge another you condemn yourself; for you who judge practice the same things. Romans 2: 1

I’m thankful for the power of this word and the change in me that it is bringing.  The word seems to mentally STOP me in my tracks.  Inexcusable is a word that leaves me with no comeback.

I have no excuses for judging. None!

About Jennifer O. White

I’m a simple wife who has discovered God’s amazing gift of prayer. Here at Prayerfully Speaking I share my journey of unwrapping this gift. God invites us to ask Him, but His enemy works diligently to keep that from happening. I hope to offer you encouragement to believe God is ready to pour more into your life than you’ve ever imaged.