Bible Reading Day 26

by markburlinson

Day 26 – Matthew 18:21-35
Good morning!
Forgiveness
A shorter reading today, but with SO much content!
To forgive seven times would take a lot of effort for most of us. After the third or fourth offense we would be tempted to say “I’m done with this!” Seventy times seven is 490, and some commentators say the true meaning of the phrase is seven to the seventh power which is 823,543. Clearly this is not about counting! Jesus says forgiving is to be our default setting, our lifestyle, our constant choice.
Do you find that challenging? I do! But as Jesus rightly says, gaining entry to God’s home (the Kingdom of Heaven) is worth ANY sacrifice – even forgiving someone who has wronged me.
Have a great day!
Mark.
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