Debt-Free

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We all have a debt that we cannot pay. Yet God has forgiven us of it. Through Jesus Christ, God has canceled our debt.

The servant fell on his knees before him. “Be patient with me,” he begged, “and I will pay back everything.” The servant’s master took pity on him, canceled the debt and let him go. Matthew 18:26-27

THINK

In today’s reading, we see a telling picture of forgiveness as a king forgives his servant of a debt the servant would never have been able to pay. Because of the king’s forgiveness, the servant goes free, owing nothing. But this is more than a story. This is a picture of what God has done for each of us.

We all have a debt that we cannot pay. Yet God has forgiven us of it. Through Jesus Christ, God has canceled our debt. Now, we have the ability to walk free. And we have an obligation to be people of forgiveness, canceling the debt that others may have created with us.

Are you living in God’s forgiveness? Are you extending that same forgiveness to those around you?

PRAY

Thank God for canceling the debt you created through your sin. Acknowledge the fact that through Christ, you have been forgiven. And ask Him for the strength to extend that same forgiveness to those in your life.

ACT

It is possible to receive forgiveness without truly experiencing it. When we refuse to extend forgiveness, we haven’t really experienced it ourselves. Read Matthew 18:28-34 to see how the servant in today’s story received forgiveness, but didn’t truly experience it.

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