Step Nine – Week Two
HAVING IDENTIFIED THE PEOPLE, I HAVE HARMED. I WILL NOW GO AND MAKE RESTITUTION TO THEM. UNLESS TO DO IS GOING TO CAUSE THEM OR OTHER PAIN OR SUFFERING.
Deuteronomy 15:1 At the end of every seventh year, cancel all debts.
“This is the kind of fast day I’m after: to break the chains of injustice, get rid of exploitation in the workplace, free the oppressed, cancel debts. What I’m interested in seeing you do is: sharing your food with the hungry, inviting the homeless poor into your homes, putting clothes on the shivering ill-clad, being available to your own families. Do this and the lights will turn on, and your lives will turn around at once. Your righteousness will pave your way. The God of glory will secure your passage. Then when you pray, God will answer. You’ll call out for help and I’ll say, ‘Here I am.’ “If you get rid of unfair practices, quit blaming victims, quit gossiping about other people’s sins,” Isaiah 58:6-9
“Everything of God gets expressed in him, so you can see and hear him clearly. You don’t need a telescope, a microscope, or a horoscope to realize the fullness of Christ, and the emptiness of the universe without him.” Colossians 2:9
Keep God’s commandment
“Imagine a person who lives well, treating others fairly, keeping good relationships— doesn’t eat at the pagan shrines, doesn’t worship the idols so popular in Israel, doesn’t seduce a neighbor’s spouse, doesn’t indulge in casual sex, doesn’t bully anyone, doesn’t pile up bad debts, doesn’t steal, doesn’t refuse food to the hungry, doesn’t refuse clothing to the ill-clad,” Ezekiel 18:5-7
⁃ Treat others right
Ask God to help you
Keep us forgiven with you and forgiving others. Matthew 6:12
Luke 11:4 “Keep us safe from ourselves and the Devil.”
Do what He shows you and tells you to do
Isaiah 43:25 “I am the one who takes care of your sins—that’s what I do. I don’t keep a list of your sins.