I attended our Wednesday Night Bible Study on forgiveness. The next morning I reviewed the story of the unjust servant in Matt. 19:21-35.
Once the main servant with a debt impossible to pay, was forgiven, he quickly found a fellow servant who owed him very little in comparison, and refused to forgive him. In fact, he laid hands on the man and demanded he pay, and when he couldn’t, he put the man in prison.
Think about your heart toward people you need to forgive. Have you released that person (which is the essence of forgiveness), or are you putting them in your prison of punishment and secret revenge?
Release them, just as God in Christ Jesus released you (Eph. 4:32), and start your healing, and regain your joy, peace, and positive thinking (Phil. 4:4-8).
See you in church this weekend to discuss what you are willing to die for (you can also join us on YouTube).
Pastor Brian E. Kennedy, Sr.