This scene is one of the most remarkable expressions of God's grace to be found in scripture.
The disciples thought the command to forgive was to difficult, so they asked for more faith. Jesus basically says you have the faith, use it. And in the end, just realize that you are only doing what you were told to do.
If we require more of another person than Christ required of us then we are asking too much.
The world's view of the love of Christ is based upon how His disciples treat and love one another.
1st John Series • 2. The First Step to Finding Joy (1st John 1:4-2:2) Part 2 John told his readers that his purpose for writing to them is so that they could live a joyful life even though the whole world lies in wickedness. In part two of this message, Elder Bryce shows us that to have the joyful fellowship with Jesus we desire, we must conform our minds, words, and deeds to life of Christ.
1st John Series • 2. The First Step to Finding Joy (1st John 1:4-2:2) John told his readers that his purpose for writing to them is so that they could live a joyful life even though the whole world lies in wickedness. In this message, Elder Bryce shows us that John faithfully tells us how Jesus designed for us to find that joy. In order to have a joyful walk with God from day to day, the first thing we must do is see sin as God sees sin. We must repent of it and walk more like Jesus. This message was preached at Mount Paran Primitive Baptist Church on January 10, 2021.
The main point that elect need to draw from this is that we should be careful to honor God in all things, and never forget that nothing can separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. We do not need to live in fear of accidentally committing this sin. We have been made free.
And Ruth said, Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God:
I want to go to that uncomfortable place where, even though the world may mock me, I ignore the opinions of others and flee to the feet of my Savior.
If we are not showing deep love and devotion for Jesus continually in our lives, then do we truly understand or appreciate how much we have been forgiven?