Matthew 18:27, 29-30,32-35 – 27 Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt.; 29 And his fellowservant fell down at his feet, and besought him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. 30 And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt. 32 Then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto him, O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou desiredst me: 33 Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee? 34 And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him. 35 So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.
I preparing Sunday’s message on the result of bitterness. Note two words in Vs 34-35 – tormentors, likewise. Not to forgive unleashes a ton of trouble into our lives. This passage was Jesus responding to His disciples, in particular, Peter. He explained to them that our heavenly Father would deliver even His own to be tormented if they fail to forgive. Do you see the seriousness that God puts on this forgiveness thing? God has forgiven ALL my sin., all of it. How dare me not forgive anything that another believer does. I have been betrayed, I have been cheated, I have been talked about, my family has been attacked, AND GOD SAYS, GENE, YOU HAVE NO CHOICE, YOU MUST FORGIVE. Forgiveness will bring freedom into your life. I know, I have decided to live with forgiveness as part of my life. God will deliver, but I must forgive.
If you are reading this and you are not a believer, do not let what others do keep you from finding God’s forgiveness and gift of life through His son Jesus. People do things that should not do. THAT IS WHY FORGIVENESS IS NECESSARY. God is willing to remove ALL your sin from you and fill your heart with His joy and His peace.
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Love ya all and God loves you even more.