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By Wayne McDonald

Matthew 18:21-22 Then Peter came up to Him and said, Lord, how many times may my brother sin against me and I forgive him and let it go? [As many as] up to seven times? Vs 22 Jesus answered him, I tell you, not up to seven times, but seventy times seven.

In Vs 23-35 Jesus begins to tell a story that drives home this principle. He says there was a man that owed his master 10,000,000 dollars. When the master demanded that his debt be paid the man cried out for mercy.

The master ended up forgiving him all of his debt and let him go free. Now the man that was forgiven went out and found one of his attendants that owed him 20.00 dollars. He caught him by the throat and said pay me what you owe me. The man begged for mercy but no mercy was given. He was sent to prison till he paid his debt.

When the king heard what was done he called for his servant. You contemptible and wicked attendant! I forgave and cancelled all that great debt of yours because you begged me to. And should not you have had mercy on your fellow attendant, as I had pity and mercy on you?

We do the same thing at times with our spouse or friends. I am working on all ways keeping the right attitude; I have been forgiven a great debt I need to forgive others their debt to.

This is the heart of our Father!