How to forgive from the bottom rung to the top
One particular question asked is put in the premise of working with someone in the corporate area saying the higher the scale the more problems arise not only with offenses done but with need to forgive. I believe we have to recognize the the root cause here.
First let us take a way the titles, because people are people and sin is sin whether or not they own a particular title, and secondly let us evaluate some of the things people do…there are two entities always at work. They are need and want. Hence, we have two kinds of people; that is one who has a need and another who wants something. They do not work simultaneously or go hand in hand in all cases but are in association with one another in all things concerning them.
On the bottom rung of life is the person in need. Need is need; every one needs money we cannot live a healthy or fruitful life without it. We can exist without it but we need money to survive…there are needs to be met; shelter, food, adequate clothing, personal care and hygiene, medical, dental and more. However, needs are not (as some think) entertainment, expensive cars, large homes or extravagant dinners out and so on. So here we have a person who needs and does not have…we can say that these are basic; however, when we don’t have if we are not in the right mind to obtain these people tend to lie, steal and manipulate others to get them. Furthermore, add to that lust and greed and you get another people altogether. Lust and greed kill will kill their neighbor to have it. Lust and greed sells drugs, lust and greed robs, breaks and enters and lust and greed invades homes.
Keep in mind this is the lower rung of a social spectrum and at the other end we see that people are less needy by design. How the rich get richer and move back and forth through the corporate plane is they invest money on something the lower rung does whether it is working at McDonald’s or selling drugs on the street this is how it happens to make them money. Notably, we must look at the fact that a person who has come from the lower wrung, educated themselves might not have the mind as like some one who was born into wealth, and or, someone who didn’t have to face adversity throughout their lives. I will say ones moral values are different. The person coming from the lower rung had a need to befriend for intimacy’s sake while the other coming from the further end of the spectrum befriends for gain.
Is this right thinking? Well to them it is how they were raised and we must look at why we have chosen to be in the presence of those who are greedy for gain.
Ask yourself: What is my motive for being here? Is this what Elohim has planned for me? Did I even ask?
Now then, since you’re there and we have the clue, now, that these people are most likely less inclined to seek truth and less inclined to care about you or anyone else who they deem a threat then we can gather that these people are still liars, manipulators and thieves; and, still are prone even more so to greed and lust.
How to forgive from the bottom rung up?
It all boils down to asking and seeking? Because we don’t have what it takes on our own to have humility. Humility seems to be a bad word in the kingdom because we worry that people are out to get us and will walk over us if we submit to someone. I have to say that it is not about us but what Yahuwah Elohim might be trying to do with us. I do agree however that we should not allow people to take advantage of us,and neither to walk over us. We have to know that some people are users no matter what end of the spectrum they live on. Knowing who we live and work with helps in deciding if we can remain in the same position in our minds. We can’t change people, but we have authority and help to change ourselves.
For your hearing:
“Oh every one who thirsts, come to the waters. And you who have no silver, come buy and eat. Come buy wine and milk without silver and without price. Why do you weigh out silver for what is not bread, and your labor for what does not satisfy? Listen, Listen to Me, and eat what is good, and let your being delight itself in fatness. Incline your ear, and come to Me. Hear so that your being lives. And let Me make an everlasting covenant with you. The trustworthy loving commitments of Dawid. (Isaiah 55: 1-3)