Forgiven Much, Loves Much

Forgiven Much, Loves Much

Wednesday, 25 August 2021

“She has been forgiven of all her many sins. This is why she has shown me such extravagant love. But those who assume they have very little to be forgiven will love me very little.” – Luke 7:47 TPT

The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant in Matthew chapter 18 in the TPT version says that the servant was owing to his master $1 000 000 000 (one billion dollars), which the master compassionately released him and forgave his entire debt. He however failed to forgive his fellow servant who owed him $20 000 (twenty-thousand) dollars. If we divide the 1 000 000 0000 by the 20 000, we realize that he was pardoned 50 000 times more than what he couldn’t pardon. We often downplay the harm and hurt that we cause others but if we had to be honest with ourselves, we’d realize that we are more in need of forgiveness than we are to forgive. 

“Beloved, don’t be obsessed with taking revenge, but leave that to God’s righteous justice. For the Scriptures say: “Vengeance is mine, and I will repay,” says the Lord. And: If your enemy is hungry, buy him lunch! Win him over with kindness. For your surprising generosity will awaken his conscience, and GOD will reward you with favor. Never let evil defeat you, but defeat evil with good.” Romans 12:19-21 TPT. When we try to avenge, we are trying to play GOD because vengeance belongs to GOD. And if truly we are children of God, we would do what the Word says, “Love your enemy”, “Overcome evil with good”, “forgive 7×70”, “keep no record of wrongs”. It is when we do this that we win over our enemies but not only that we receive favor from the LORD.

Why do we struggle to forgive? Because we don’t realize just how much in need of forgiveness we ourselves need. If we do, we haven’t fully comprehended just how much we’ve been forgiven. The Bible tells us that if we have been forgiven much, we’ll love much, however, if we ASSUME that we’ve got little to be forgiven of, we will love little. We have a Helper who has been given to us, to help us, the Holy Spirit helps us to forgive, in fact, it is impossible to truly forgive without Him, we all need His help. “The mature children of God are those who are moved by the impulses of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 8:14 TPT. Choose to forgive today because you too have been forgiven. 

We have a Helper who has been given to us, to help us, the Holy Spirit helps us to forgive, in fact, it is impossible to truly forgive without Him, we all need His help.

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