The FaithOfJesus2 Daily Devotional


kjv@Revelation:14:12 @ Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

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Today's Verse:


kjv@Matthew:18:21 @ Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times?

kjv@Matthew:18:22 @ Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.

kjv@Matthew:18:23 @ Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, which would take account of his servants.

kjv@Matthew:18:24 @ And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him, which owed him ten thousand talents.

kjv@Matthew:18:25 @ But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made.

kjv@Matthew:18:26 @ The servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.

kjv@Matthew:18:27 @ Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt.

kjv@Matthew:18:28 @ But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellowservants, which owed him an hundred pence: and he laid hands on him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pay me that thou owest.

kjv@Matthew:18:29 @ And his fellowservant fell down at his feet, and besought him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.

kjv@Matthew:18:30 @ And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt.

kjv@Matthew:18:31 @ So when his fellowservants saw what was done, they were very sorry, and came and told unto their lord all that was done.

kjv@Matthew:18:32 @ Then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto him, O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou desiredst me:

kjv@Matthew:18:33 @ Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee?

kjv@Matthew:18:34 @ And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him.

kjv@Matthew:18:35 @ So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.

Today's notes:

Context:From Thy Heart Forgive

What is man believing/doing?:

What is making man to believe/do as he is doing?:


If you do not believe in the reckoning of accounts with the Lord (as many do not) it is near impossible to understand forgiveness on the scale and of the substance Jesus means for it.

Sin here is seen as a debt without the means to pay it back. The reader need not know the line item details of each account, because the sin is first and foremost the bottom line in consideration of the obvious inability to pay. The debts that we attempt to restore to others is not even paid in the same currency as the debt each of us owe to our God. Had we not had the inability to pay we would likely not be in debt in the first place.

Key Messages:

    What does this say about our present condition?
  1. Trespass among us is as common as a sneeze; repeated trespass as continual as common allergies. Indebtedness, what someone now owes you, seems to become more the issue than the original trespass. Indebtedness as perceived by the violated can easily rise to the level of the debtors inability to ever pay it back, whether justifiably so or not.
  2. Forgiveness is often held as something earned, something non negotiable, and if failed at voidable. The Lord's forgiveness is lightly esteemed and has little weight on our scales of justice. we even confuse His forgiveness as operating much like our own.

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