Servants of God / Christlikeness / Followers of Jesus [ 2. Forgive Others ]

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If anyone serves Me, he must follow Me; and where I am, there My servant will be also; if anyone serves Me, the Father will honor him. -John 12:26

2. Forgive Others like Jesus

As a servant of God, We have to forgive others like Jesus did. We all know that there is no limit on Jesus Forgiveness. He forgave our sins. Even in the Cross, Jesus said,”Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.”

In Matthew 18:21-35, Jesus clearly explained about forgiveness through a parable.
Then Peter came up and said to him, “Lord, how often will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?” Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you seven times, but seventy-seven times.
“Therefore the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished to settle accounts with his servants.
When he began to settle, one was brought to him who owed him ten thousand talents.

And since he could not pay, his master ordered him to be sold, with his wife and children and all that he had, and payment to be made.

So the servant fell on his knees, imploring him, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you everything.’ And out of pity for him, the master of that servant released him and forgave him the debt.

But when that same servant went out, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarii, and seizing him, he began to choke him, saying, ‘Pay what you owe.’ So his fellow servant fell down and pleaded with him, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you.’ He refused and went and put him in prison until he should pay the debt. When his fellow servants saw what had taken place, they were greatly distressed, and they went and reported to their master all that had taken place.

Then his master summoned him and said to him, ‘You wicked servant! I forgave you all that debt because you pleaded with me. And should not you have had mercy on your fellow servant, as I had mercy on you?’ And in anger his master delivered him to the jailers, until he should pay all his debt. So also my heavenly Father will do to every one of you, if you do not forgive your brother from your heart.”

Forgiveness may require a lifetime of forgiving, but it is important to the Lord. We must continue forgiving until the matter is settled in our heart.

For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins. -Matthew 6:14-16

Jesus is forgiving our sins and faults, So Let us forgive others like Jesus did.

Dear father in Heaven, hallowed be Your name, Your kingdom come, We praise you, We honor you.. We thank you Lord for Your unlimited forgiveness. Give grace to us to forgive those who hurt us. In Jesus Name, We Pray, Amen!

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3 thoughts on “Servants of God / Christlikeness / Followers of Jesus [ 2. Forgive Others ]”

    1. I always say forgiveness starts with me and reaches everyone my heart reaches as I forgive my brother and sister that trespass against me. Thanks for reminding us of the importance of forgiveness my friend. God bless!

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