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Forgiveness

MATTHEW 18 : 21 - 35 NKJV
21 Then Peter came to Him and said, “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.23 Therefore the kingdom of heaven is like a certain king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants.24 And when he had begun to settle accounts, one was brought to him who owed him ten thousand talents.25 But as he was not able to pay, his master commanded that he be sold, with his wife and children and all that he had, and that payment be made.26 The servant therefore fell down before him, saying, ‘Master, have patience with me, and I will pay you all.’27 Then the master of that servant was moved with compassion, released him, and forgave him the debt. 28 “But that servant went out and found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarii; and he laid hands on him and took him by the throat, saying, ‘Pay me what you owe!’29 So his …

Avoid Punishment?

I am not sure if I know anyone who likes to be punished? I know that I have not enjoyed it myself. But is it good? The world seems to be more and more lenient when it comes to punishment. Teachers not allowed to punish children. Parents in big trouble if they smack their children. Prisons more like motels. Prison sentences much shorter for very serious crimes. And the list goes on.... The world also appears to be becoming more and more lawless all of the time. Many people do not want to punish their children severely because they fear that it will come back onto them. But what does God say?

PROVERBS 13 : 18 NKJV
18 Poverty and shame will come to him who disdains correction,
But he who regards a rebuke will be honored.

From the above proverb we can see that the ones who hate correction will be in poverty and shame. The lawless break the laws and then are angry with those who catch them out. They call good evil and evil good. They are not being honored by being given a prison sentence or a …

Vanity

MATTHEW 6 : 1 - 18 NKJV
“Take heed that you do not do your charitable deeds before men, to be seen by them. Otherwise you have no reward from your Father in heaven.2 Therefore, when you do a charitable deed, do not sound a trumpet before you as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory from men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward.3 But when you do a charitable deed, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,4 that your charitable deed may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will Himself reward you openly.[a] The Model Prayer5 “And when you pray, you shall not be like the hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward.6 But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret wil…