Admittedly, forgiving others is tough. When we believe we’ve been wronged, it’s natural to assume that the other party should step up and apologize. Jesus used this parable to put forgiveness into perspective. It should be easier to take the initiative to forgive our comparatively slight offenses when we consider the size of the debt we’ve been forgiven. There is no reason to live our lives in a condition of unforgiveness—and the consequences of doing so are significant.
1. Can you think of a time when you really struggled to forgive someone?
2. How would their offense compare to all that Jesus has forgiven in your life?
Challenge: It’s easy to think of the person who has wronged us. Think of a time you have wronged another. Did you seek their forgiveness? If not, seek it now. Talk to them, write them a note. Your heart will thank you!
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