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Give Them Another Chance

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(Matthew 18:21-22) “Then Peter came up and asked him, ‘Lord, how many times may my brother sin against me and I have to forgive him? Seven times?’ Jesus told him, ‘I tell you, not just seven times, but 70 times 7!’”

(Matthew 18:32-35) “Then his master sent for him and told him, ‘You evil servant! I canceled that entire debt for you because you begged me. Shouldn’t you have had mercy on your fellow servant, just as I had mercy on you?’ In anger his master handed him over to the torturers until he could repay the entire debt. This is how my heavenly Father will treat each one of you unless you forgive your brother from your hearts.”

(Matthew 5:7) “How blessed are those who are merciful, because it is they who will receive mercy!”

 

 

 

Think for once how much patience your parents had to have with you while you were growing up. Making mistakes, being selfish, hard-headed, and stubborn are character traits that all of us have been through as children. But somehow your parents always found a way to forgive you, continue to give you responsibility, and have faith that you will grow up to become someone that can be responsible enough to have a stable career and a family of your own.

This circle of life is repeated from generation to generation. We only understand the patience and love our parents, teachers, and pastors had with us when we need to have patience and love for others. In the same manner, we need to appreciate the limitless forgiveness God has for us while we are still alive, and in return, forgive others.

If not, we will suffer the same outcome as we just read in the book of Matthew about the evil servant. And without God’s forgiveness, we cannot experience heaven. When Peter asks how often to forgive, Jesus answers by teaching us the concept of forgiving all things and giving as many do-overs as needed, as this is exactly what God is doing with us.

I know this is not an easy task and the emotional pain behind every betrayal is deep within our hearts. But through the love and supernatural healing of Jesus, we can love those that don’t deserve our love, just as Jesus did when He went to die on the cross while yet we were sinners.

(“Always allow others room to turn around. Everybody deserves a chance to change, so allow them to do so. When the pressure’s on, things come to the surface in all of us, and it’s easy to say the wrong thing, arrive at the wrong conclusion and make wrong decisions.

Slow down – ask God for patience and mercy. Don’t force others to live by their past, while you expect yours to be forgiven and forgotten. Whatever you sow will come back to you a hundred times. When it comes to relationships, everybody makes mistakes. Give them a chance to come back into the relationship with dignity.” – Bob Gass)

 

 

We will be shown mercy by God in the same measure as we show mercy to others. It’s that simple, yet so difficult to do.

 

 

 

Prayers


• Heavenly Father, You are the Lord who rebuilt the ruined places. He who brings the time of birth and he who causes delivery.
• Thank You, Father, for showing mercy towards us regardless of our disobedience.
• Thank You, that if we confess our sins and repent from our ways, you promise us forgiveness.
• Forgive us now for not showing mercy towards others.
• Forgive us for not appreciating all the punishment you have taken away from us.
• Give us today the heart of Christ that suffered even for those who mocked Him.
• Teach us how to continue to give mercy even to those who don’t appreciate it.
• We declare that we are blessed because of the mercy we will start to show towards others.

• We ask in Jesus’ Mighty name. Amen

1 Comment

  1. Deepa Daryanani
    8 August 2023 @ 09:56

    AMEN !! 🙏👍😊🌹

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