He struggled through the night, the Word was nigh him – if thou regard iniquity in your heart the Lord will not hear you (when you pray). Though he felt it was a sin against him, he forgot that he had committed a greater sin against the Lord. The Lord’s prayer teaches that we should forgive as we are forgiven.
As he rose the next morning, he wanted no more of the experience of losing the peace and the joy of the Lord in his life. He had to forgive although he felt justified to be at odds with his son. After all it was the son who did wrong to him. Why should he forgive his son who did not ask for forgiveness? But God said so. To disobey God is worse than not forgiving your son. So he humbly sang the following and found great relief in his soul as peace and joy once again flowed into his life. Phew that was a tough lesson on disobedience.
Today if you are carrying the weight of unforgiveness in your life and heart, relinquish it and once again know the peace that passeth all understanding. He will forgive you as you forgive.