Be Agreeable Inwardly
Mat 5:25-26 Agree with your adversary quickly, while you are in the way with him; that the opponent not deliver you to the judge, and the judge deliver you to the officer, and you be thrown into prison. Truly I say to you, You shall by no means come out from there until you have paid the last kodrantes. [i.e. a small, Roman copper coin worth about 1/500th of an ounce or 0.05 grams of silver]
Agree ἴσθι isthi is’-thee agree, be, give thyself wholly to.
εὐνόεω eunoeō yoo-no-eh’-o to be well minded, that is, reconcile: – agree. [resolve, settle]
Luk 6:37 “And stop judging, and by no means shall you* be judged. Stop condemning, and by no means shall you* be condemned. Be forgiving [to free fully, literally relieve, release, dismiss], and you* will be forgiven [freed fully, literally relieved, released, dismissed].
Who is your main adversary? It is your Inner Judge and Victim. It is your adversarial reactions from inside of you to what happens in your life.
For a review of your Inner Judge and Victim see the following:
“Pain is a relatively objective, physical phenomenon; suffering is our PSYCHOLOGICAL RESISTANCE to what happens. Events may create physical pain, but they do not in themselves create suffering. RESISTANCE creates suffering. STRESS HAPPENS WHEN YOUR MIND RESISTS WHAT IS…The only problem in your life is YOUR MIND’S RESISTANCE to life as it unfolds.” Dan Millman
So much of Jesus’ teachings are about WHAT HAPPENS INSIDE US; the kingdom of heaven is within. Could it be that the kingdom of hell is within also?
What do you enable in your life?
Stimulus; you are disturb[able]. Response; you are disturbed.
Stimulus; you are irritable. Response; you are irritated
Stimulus; you are shame[able]. Response; you are shamed
Stimulus; you are guilt[able]. Response; you are guilty
When my emotional balance goes out of kilter my response is to get disagreeable inwardly.
How can you be agreeable inwardly?
Like I always say it is simple, but not easy!
It is acceptance and forgiveness.
In the moment you start to feel disturbed, irritated, shamed, or guilty, there is a space, you can choose a new response/agreement; Accept; then Be forgiving [to free fully, (literally relieve, release, dismiss)], and you* will be forgiven [freed fully, (literally relieved, released, dismissed)].
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.
When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.
It is what goes on inside of you; these are the most important things in your life; where your value comes from.
Things might happen around you and inside of you, but you do not have to choose to suffer.