Why Suffer?

“Therefore the kingdom of heaven is like a certain king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants. And when he had begun to settle accounts one was brought to him who owed him ten thousand talents. But as he was not able to pay, his master commanded that he be sold with his wife and children and all that he had and that payment be made.

“The servant, therefore, fell down before him saying “Master, have patience with me, and I will pay you all.” Then the master of that servant was moved with compassion, released him and forgave him the debt.

“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.

 So when his fellow servants saw what had been done, they were very grieved, and came and told their master…then his master, after he had called him, said to him, ‘You wicked servant! I forgave you all that debt… should you also not have had compassion on your fellow servant just as I had pity on you?’ And his master was angry and delivered him to the torturers…

So My heavenly Father also will do to you if each of you, from his heart does not forgive his brother his trespasses.” - Matthew18:23-35

The servant of the king was freely forgiven of all his debt, which was large.

He however goes to a fellow servant who owes him a very small amount in comparison with what he had owed the king.  He was ruthless in his demands and imprisoned him until he could pay his debt. The wicked servant was reprimanded for his unjust dealings with his fellow servant who had begged for mercy but was refused.

The master said, “You should have freely forgiven your fellow servant as I freely forgave you and had pity on him.”

If we do not forgive from our hearts we place ourselves in the hands of evil spirits who will torment, oppress and bind us. They have legal permission to do this because we do not forgive. Today I choose to forgive and walk in forgiveness continually.

Dear God my Father thank You for Your forgiveness that knows no bounds and never ends. Please help me today to forgive like You forgive and make me a blessing to someone today in Jesus name.