None of us escape being hurt deeply by others as we go through life. We've all been cheated on, lied to, swindled, dismissed, isolated, taken advantage of. And it's into that broken reality that Jesus tells a parable about one of the most difficult things we do in life—forgive.
We all know what it’s like to be wronged or hurt by someone we love. And often, it’s hard to know how to respond to the pain. In this chapter, you’ll discover a parable in which Jesus describes the biblical model of forgiveness, and the context behind this parable.
Some mistakes are big. Others are small. But in the end, we all need to be forgiven for what we’ve done wrong! In this chapter, you’ll discover the Parable of the Unmerciful Servant, and compare the two vastly different debts that each man owed.
When we mess up big time, we desperately long to be forgiven. But when someone else wrongs us, we can be less eager to let them off the hook. In this chapter, you’ll be reminded to never lose sight of the great debt for which God has forgiven us, and discover how to extend that same forgiveness to others.
Getting along with one person can be hard enough at times, let alone a group of people! Yet God calls for unity and forgiveness within the church. Consider how the Parable of the Unmerciful Servant speaks to dealing with brokenness among God’s people in this chapter.
All of us have been wronged, and all of us have wronged others. Yet very few of us can honestly say we’ve mastered the art of forgiveness. Discover the merciful master in the Parable of the Unmerciful Servant and consider how his character reflects the heart of our heavenly Father.