Emanna for 11/07/2019
Forgiving Others as the Lord Forgave Us (2)
Matthew 18:31 Then his fellow slaves, seeing what had taken place, were greatly grieved and came and explained fully to their master all that had taken place. (32) Then his master called him to him and said to him, Evil slave, all that debt I forgave you, because you begged me. (33) Should you not also have had mercy on your fellow slave even as I had mercy on you? (34) And his master became angry and delivered him to the torturers until he would repay all that was owed. (35) So also will My heavenly Father do to you if each of you does not forgive his brother from your hearts. Words of Ministry
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The ugliest thing in the eyes of God is for a forgiven person to refuse to forgive others. Nothing is uglier than refusing to forgive when one has been forgiven or refusing to be merciful when one has obtained mercy. A person should not receive grace for himself on the one hand and refuse to share grace with others on the other hand. A person must realize before the Lord that he should treat others the same way that the Lord has treated him. God condemns a debt-ridden person's attempt to demand payment from another debt-ridden person. He has no pleasure in those who remember others' shortcomings when they themselves have come short. God wants us to have mercy on others as He has had mercy on us. We need to learn to have mercy on others and to forgive them. A man who has experienced grace and who is forgiven by God should learn to forgive others' debts. He should learn to forgive others, to have mercy on them, and to be gracious to them. We need to lift up our eyes and say to the Lord...
Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Watchman Nee, Messages for Building Up New Believers, pp. 352-353. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA.