The Master's Table

23 “Therefore, the kingdom of heaven is like a king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants. 24 As he began the settlement, a man who owed him ten thousand bags of gold was brought to him. 25 Since he was not able to pay, the master ordered that he and his wife and his children and all that he had be sold to repay the debt.

26 “At this the servant fell on his knees before him. ‘Be patient with me,’ he begged, ‘and I will pay back everything.’ 27 The servant’s master took pity on him, canceled the debt and let him go.

28 “But when that servant went out, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred silver coins. He grabbed him and began to choke him. ‘Pay back what you owe me!’ he demanded.

29 “His fellow servant fell to his knees and begged him, ‘Be patient with me, and I will pay it back.’

30 “But he refused. Instead, he went off and had the man thrown into prison until he could pay the debt. 31 When the other servants saw what had happened, they were outraged and went and told their master everything that had happened.

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.”

(Matthew 18:23-35)


Isn’t it interesting how someone who did wrong and got away with it – like becoming pregnant out-of-wedlock or having a baby without a husband or fathering a child out-of-wedlock – would then be so judgmental and unforgiving toward someone else who did the same sin that they did.

Many former sinners, who are now saved and doing well financially and spiritually, have become arrogant and obstinate. They think that the Lord has forgiven their sin debt and afforded them another chance and blessed them with prosperity and success in order for them to flaunt it and throw it up in the face of others as a tease.

Those who do such things are behaving wickedly! They should have shown the same mercy and kindness to others that was shown to them by God.

But not to worry, “The eyes of the LORD are in every place, keeping watch on the evil and the good.” (Proverbs 15:3)

And since they forget the mercy of God toward them, the Lord will divest them of their blessings as quickly as he entrusted them with His blessing and they will experience the full weight of their own indebtedness all over again.

Always remember the Kindness of The LORD toward you and pass it on. Otherwise, you will lose it.


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