01/26/20: Exodus 16-18; Matthew 18
Matthew 18: 32 “Then the master called the servant in. ‘You wicked servant,’ he said, ‘I canceled all that debt of yours because you begged me to. 33 Shouldn’t you have had mercy on your fellow servant just as I had on you?’ 34 In anger his master handed him over to the jailers to be tortured, until he should pay back all he owed. 35 “This is how my heavenly Father will treat each of you unless you forgive your brother or sister from your heart.”
When we gather together as a body of believers we need to focus on the message in the “Parable of the Unmerciful Servant.” For in any interaction between people there are opportunities to offend one another, mostly in error but sometimes intentionally. And when this occurs via this parable the Lord gives us a perfect example of mercy.
Because we have received the overwhelming mercy of God we must be prepared to offer our mercy and forgiveness to those who may offend us.
The words are easy to read & understand but we must be prepared to act.