Forgiveness, a two way street!

If you have a friend who has wronged you? How many times do you forgive them? Hopefully, you are not hanging with someone who hurts you over and over. But seriously people make mistakes. How many times do I forgive them? I tell you the amount is innumerable. We all want forgiveness. How many times do you want to be forgiven? But then we number the times we forgive others? That kind of sounds like a hypocrite. Forgive so you can be forgiven! God may I always forgive! For as many times as you have forgiven me God, God forbid I forget to forgive others. What if God stopped forgiving me? Where would I be!? What if God numbered how many times He forgave me? I sure would be in trouble! I am not sure about others but I had a lot of sin that needed to be forgiven. Even today if I make mistakes I want forgiveness. So I feel in my heart I should forgive. just saying! Just food for thought, and spiritual growth! Shalom dear people!

21 Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?”

22 Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.[g]

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[h] 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.[i] 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.”

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