An outside post on forgiveness

Below is from the blog of a friend of mine.  I found this post to be quite well, however due to length, I have only published a portion of it here.  If you would like to read the whole thing, please click the link at the end to be taken to the full article.  If you are like me and at time lack the patience for long blog posts, I recommend that you send the link to SoundGecko.com.  It’s a wonderful service that will quickly convert the entire post to audio for you to listen to at your convenience.

 


 

 

Matthew 18:28-35 – Part two of The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant: The forgiven servant purposely goes out looking for revenge, Another servant asks for forgiveness from the servant who was forgiven, Other servants see the unforgiving servant not forgive a servant and throw him into prison, The unforgiving servant is judged by his master for not forgiving another servant, God wants each of us to have genuine forgiveness towards each other because we are His children, What does Jesus think about believers who withhold forgiveness towards people that have sinned against them?, & Is there any hope for a believer that has been unable to forgive someone who has hurt them?

The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant: Part 2 (28-34)
 
“The forgiven servant refuses to forgive.”
“But that servant went out and found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarii; and he laid hands on him and took him by the throat, saying, ‘Pay me what you owe!’ So his fellow servant fell down at his feet and begged him, saying, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you all.’ And he would not, but went and threw him into prison till he should pay the debt.” Matthew 18:28-30
The forgiven servant purposely goes out looking for revenge.

1. One of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarii: The servant who had just been forgiven an unpayable debt went out and found the one who owed him money. Upon meeting him, he immediately assaulted him (took him by the throat) and demanded payment.

a. “You say to yourself, how soon did this guy forget? What he had been forgiven, how soon did he forget his lord’s compassion? The same servant, and it emphasizes “the same servant who had just been,” what, “forgiven.” The same one. The forgiven one. Went out and found, in other words, the idea is that he was looking for somebody. This was not an incident that he didn’t expect. He didn’t inadvertently run into the guy. He was out there searching for this fellow. And who was it? Notice, one of his fellow servants. And here we’re introduced to a word that (continue reading…)

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