Friday, September 9, 2022

Kitchen Table Devotions

Matthew 18

Day 18

Then Peter came and said to Him, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me and I forgive him? Up to seven times?” 22 Jesus *said to him, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven.

Matthew 18:21-22

We’re so quick to set limits.  “How many times must I forgive my brother.?” We set a limit as if we will find some sort of joy at the end of mercy.  The House of Heaven has no end to mercy and grace.  There is no peace or pleasure at the end of mercy and grace but rather resentment and regret.  Seven times could be because it’s a perfect number, but seven times only takes us back to Cain, not Christ.  Why go back to the beginning of sin rather than to the end of sin.  Limits take us back to the beginning of sin, not to the end.  The end of sin is the limitless love of God where Christ stands with His arms of mercy and grace stretched open to us who are in constant need of His love.

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