Grace Upon Grace
If you understand even a glimpse of the grace you have been given, grace should be easy to give. It’s easy to forget and take for granted, but He reminds us that because He has forgiven us, we are to forgive... Not once, not twice, but 70x7 times. Your debt has been paid in full by a man who hung on a cross, because to Him, you were worth it. You will be sinned against frequently, forgive like He forgave you. You walk in freedom though you don’t deserve, allow those that you don’t think deserve it to walk in it too. Releasing will free you just as much as it frees the person you are forgiving. You have been shown love, mercy, and grace upon grace, now you have been asked to show it to others. Let your response be “yes” over and over again.
Sterling Silver or 14kt Gold Filled
13mm 20 gauge square
Textured card with original art by Lauren Ferguson of The Golden Designs
The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant- Matthew 18:21-35
21 Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?”
22 Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.
23 “Therefore, the kingdom of heaven is like a king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants. 24 As he began the settlement, a man who owed him ten thousand bags of gold was brought to him. 25 Since he was not able to pay, the master ordered that he and his wife and his children and all that he had be sold to repay the debt.
26 “At this the servant fell on his knees before him. ‘Be patient with me,’ he begged, ‘and I will pay back everything.’ 27 The servant’s master took pity on him, canceled the debt and let him go.
28 “But when that servant went out, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred silver coins. He grabbed him and began to choke him. ‘Pay back what you owe me!’ he demanded.
29 “His fellow servant fell to his knees and begged him, ‘Be patient with me, and I will pay it back.’
30 “But he refused. Instead, he went off and had the man thrown into prison until he could pay the debt. 31 When the other servants saw what had happened, they were outraged and went and told their master everything that had happened.
32 “Then the master called the servant in. ‘You wicked servant,’ he said, ‘I canceled all that debt of yours because you begged me to. 33 Shouldn’t you have had mercy on your fellow servant just as I had on you?’ 34 In anger his master handed him over to the jailers to be tortured, until he should pay back all he owed.
35 “This is how my heavenly Father will treat each of you unless you forgive your brother or sister from your heart.”