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
46 thoughts on “Don’t Let Your Hurts Become Hates”
Broken family. Broken hearts.
Love hugs and prayers
Good morning blessings to you and your family’s
Good morning God bless you and your family too
Amen, and thank you again for publishing these devotionals🙏
Hold your shield firm against people who are trying to put you down and use your sword to eliminate those who stand in your way God bless 🙏 you Amen ❣️.
You can reach me on my private email for more light. God bless you 🙏❣️ Amen.
Please pray for my Son Shian, to be motivated to continue his studies or a trade thankyou
Praying for him
I’m praying now
I keep struggling with assurance of salvation. It gives me anxiety attacks. Please pray for me.
I had this same problem for most of my life as I grew up in a difficult situation and was also brought up in a church that taught that you could lose your salvation. I never knew when I’d finally step over that invisible line and sin too much and lose my salvation. But God is not like that. His gift of salvation is forever. It’s something you can’t earn and something you can’t unearn either. God’s grace is as limitless as He is, as limitless as His unending love. I prayed for years just for God to let me FEEL His love. And oh, when the time was right, He did. It changed everything! I don’t have that nagging doubt anymore. I pray you also feel His love and know that nothing can snatch you out of His hand (John 10:28).
I think all christians undergo the same feeling of uncertainty one way or another. I certainly had my days, i even question the truthfullness of the bible. Those feelings and thoughts are just your soul within you that longing to know more of God and His infallable word. Keep on reading the word, search it, study it… one day you will be suprise that your salvation is real, the God of the bible is real and Jesus is the one and only Saviour. God bless you more as you seek him with all your heart, mind and soul🙏🏿🙏🏿🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼
Thank you so much for this words Ptr. Max🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼
1 John 5:13 (KJV) These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God. ( Jesus Saves ) Trust Him ) while we were still in our sins He died for us so we can be saved ; He cares more for you than anyone and loves you enough to go & prepare us an Eternal home ! read John 14
@Diane Sandbakken yes He wants a relationship , He loves you more than any one ever could , He prepareing us an Eternal hone ( read John 14
Please pray for me , a pain on right side of body. Thank you.
I’m praying now
I needed this lesson today.
Praying for your sister and you.
Please pray for my broken marriage. Today is going to be a very hard day, I won’t be able to face it well without Christ’s strength 😓💔
Prayers love and hugs
Prayers for you and your spouse.
Prayer and Gods grace to you and the marriage, God did for us he can do it for you too.
Peace be with you 🙏❣️ email@example.com
Pastor please pray for me
I m alone and need a miracle in my life. My two sons don’t talk to me. Rafael Scharan, married lives in Virginia and Yuri Scharan I don’t know where he lives 😥 they forgot that I m their mother I need help from my sons to survive.
I can identify with your situation. One of my two sons does not speak to me. I keep the door of reconciliation open but otherwise I have left the matter entirely up to God. I am O.K. no matter which way it goes. I suspect that is easier for a father to say than for a mother. In any case, I breathed a prayer for you, sister. May God bless you real good.
@Isaac Nussbaum thanks so much your message. I put my request and feelings in the presence if God. I miss my sons I can’t believe that they are so selfish and cold heart forgetting their mother.
Once again thanks so much your message my name is Rosanna
Thankyou Max, pray for my dysfunctional marriage & our broken hearts. My husband has been hurt, now I understand why he’s so angry.😥
Praying for your marriage
Thank you for sharing God’s word! Just what I needed! Also, pray that theLord leads me to the right home church; with God centered member! Thank you!🙏🙏🙏
I am praying for you Judy, that you will be shown the right home church! I too, am searching for another home church. May the Spirit lead us both to a place where we can grow in God’s truth.
We need to find a good one closer to home as well. I’ll be in agreement with you.
Please pray for myself and my daughter tiffany , God knows all
Praying for you and Tiffany
Please Pray that God can get through to my husband and restore our marriage and family for he is lost and really needs to choose God.
Praying for your marriage
Some things might be hard to forgive, but we’ve got to remember Jesus did forgave us. Also Andy is adorable! 💖🐕
Andy is a precious doggie
That makes a lot of sense. Thank you for sharing this.
Thanks for the message on forgiveness, also love the dog resting so peacefully in the background.
Preacher as much as I enjoy and look forward to your “mini-sermons” it was kinda hard to stay focused watching Andy enjoying his nap back there in that big comfy chair.😂 Not really , I can walk and chew gum at the same time. 😂 God bless you and Andy
GOD loves dogs.”.. I like to see your dog friend in view…”. So at rest….
“For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.” – Ephesians 2:8-9 NKJV
Rev. Lucado, I did listen to you BUT I enjoyed looking at your beautiful dog relaxing and listening to your message. You have a warm and welcoming home. Thank you for letting your other family member join us. God bless! Diane.
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