VIDEO: A Debt We Cannot Pay – Max Lucado Says; “Don’t Let Your Hurts Become Hates”
Do you owe a debt you cannot pay?
Maybe at one time or another, we have all been in a similar situation.
In this Video, Max Lucado touches on this and how hurts can become hate – if we lose sight of what Christ did for us.
So, let’s read along and learn what Jesus has to say in the Book of Matthew…
“For this reason the kingdom of heaven is like a king who wanted to settle accounts with his slaves.
And when he had begun to settle them, one who owed him ten thousand talents was brought to him.
But since he did not have the means to repay, his master commanded that he be sold, along with his wife and children and all that he had, and repayment be made.
So the slave fell to the ground and prostrated himself before him, saying, ‘Have patience with me and I will repay you everything.’
And the master of that slave felt compassion, and he released him and forgave him the debt.
But that slave went out and found one of his fellow slaves who owed him a hundred denarii; and he seized him and began to choke him, saying, ‘Pay back what you owe!’
So his fellow slave fell to the ground and began to plead with him, saying, ‘Have patience with me and I will repay you.’
But he was unwilling, and went and threw him in prison until he would pay back what was owed.
So when his fellow slaves saw what had happened, they were deeply grieved and came and reported to their master all that had happened.
Then summoning him, his master said to him, ‘You wicked slave, I forgave you all that debt because you pleaded with me. Should you not also have had mercy on your fellow slave, in the same way that I had mercy on you?’
And his master, moved with anger, handed him over to the torturers until he would repay all that was owed him.
My heavenly Father will also do the same to you, if each of you does not forgive his brother from your heart.” – Matthew 18:23-35
Hatred Does Not Work
The Bible lesson today from the Max Lucado video teaches us that we have the grace of God.
Let’s look to Him the next time someone hurts us.
We’re all guilty. But, God forgave us through Jesus Christ.
Focus on God — Not the hurt and we will be more willing to forgive those who have hurt us.
If you would like more information about the experience of Jesus Christ, please take a moment to look at John 3:16.
About the Author:
Max Lucado is a writer, speaker, and best-selling Christian author.
To dive deeper into this message of grace, Max’s book, In the Grip of Grace, is available from your favorite online bookseller. To learn more, visit: www.MaxLucado.com
– Team Lucado