by Benjamin Munsell | December 20, 2018MORNINGTIME 2975
Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God WITH ALL THY HEART, and WITH ALL THY SOUL, and WITH ALL THY MIND. This is the first and great COMMANDMENT. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt LOVE THY NEIGHBOUR AS THYSELF. On these two COMMANDMENTS hang all the law and the prophets. Matthew 22:37-40. Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, which would take account of his servants. And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him, which owed him ten thousand ($). But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made. The servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him, saying, LORD, HAVE PATIENCE WITH ME, AND I WILL PAY THEE ALL. Then THE LORD of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and FORGAVE HIM THE DEBT. But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellowservants, which owed him an hundred ($): and he laid hands on him, and took him by the throat, saying, PAY ME THAT THOU OWEST. And his fellowservant fell down at his feet, and besought him, saying, HAVE PATIENCE WITH ME, and I will pay thee all. AND HE WOULD NOT: but went AND CAST HIM INTO PRISON, till he should pay the debt. Matthew 18:23-30. Look at all this as a Concept, and not legalistically. Christians are to LOVINGLY Praise, Honour, and Worship the Lord all day, every day, 24/7/365, WILLINGLY. You can't MAKE someone Love you. And as servants, Loving our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, we have been Forgiven of ALL our offenses against Him. Therefore, WE ARE REQUIRED TO FORGIVE ALL OTHERS, for their offenses against us. EVERY offense against us is petty, but ANY offense by us against THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, IS MAJOR. YOU WILL FORGIVE ALL, if you are one of Christ's. If you can't Forgive all others, will He Forgive you? Hold unforgiveness, be unforgiven? Consider carefully, if you want to, Be Blessed.