Corinthians 5:18, I
is the need to examine ourselves before taking communion. In
the Matthew account the first servant did not accept
forgiveness. That is why he was not able to forgive.
Because Christ reconciled himself to us we to must likewise exercise
the ministry of reconciliation.
need to appreciate what Christ did for us because our situation
before God was hopeless. It was worse than the first servant
in Matthew 18. The way we forgive reflect our understanding of
what God did for us. Reminds me of the saying; the measure
with which you measure is the measure that will be measured unto
is no time for casual attitudes. We must let God's Spirit
shine on us. Casual attitudes often leads to a failure to
recognize brothers and sisters as part of the body of Christ.