“Shouldn’t you have had mercy on your fellow servant just as I had on you?”(Matthew 18:33) INDEED, “Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.” (Matthew 5:7)
We can find many things in the Scripture, which God does not like. One that HE most dislikes is unwillingness to forgive on the part of HIS children. It is exceedingly ugly in the sight of God for the forgiven sinner to be merciless, and for the recipient of divine grace to be ungracious.
The Lord expects you to treat others as HE has treated you. The servant in the parable may have been righteous in his demand for payment, but a Christian’s relationships are based, not on being righteous but on being also gracious.
We must not remember another’s sins, nor should we demand justice, for just though our demands may be, yet to do so is sinful. The basis for a believer’s relations with others is never righteousness alone. It is the grace of God.
Remember the Words of God: To the faithful, you show yourself faithful, to the blameless you show yourself blameless (Ps. 18:25). A kind man benefits himself, but a cruel man brings trouble on himself. (Pr. 11:25)
CONFESS AS FOLLOWS:
You have forgiven all my iniquities; You have healed all my diseases; You have redeemed my life from destruction; You have satisfied my mouth with good things so that my youth is renewed as the eagles. (Ps. 103:2-5)