Kitchen Table Devotions
But since he did not have the means to repay, his lord commanded him to be sold, along with his wife and children and all that he had, and repayment to be made. 26 So the slave fell to the ground and prostrated himself before him, saying, ‘Have patience with me and I will repay you everything. Matthew 18:25-26
Sin is never selfish; it touches everyone involved. The same can be said about unforgiveness. Unforgiveness touches not only our own life but the lives of everyone around us in some way. Everyone around us pays the price for the unforgiveness in our lives, either the forgiveness we need to receive or the forgiveness we need to release. The Master can and will forgive but even God can’t release forgiveness to the armed and arrogant heart. We must want forgiveness to receive forgiveness. And it’s not just something we believe in; it must be something we live in. The power of unforgiveness is strong enough to scorch the life and lives it touches but the forgiveness of God is stronger to save the life and lives it touches.