Footprints No. 324

  • November 19, 2020

The merciful man does good for his own soul,
But he who is cruel troubles his own flesh. (Proverbs 11:17 NKJV)

We should not be like the servant who owes from his king fifty million silver coins. Since he could not pay the king back, he pleaded and begged for forgiveness. Their confrontations led to the debt’s cancellation and his release from bondage because of the great pity that the king felt for the servant. However, as the servant was leaving, he happened to meet another servant, who owed him only a hundred silver coins. He grabbed the man by the throat. He started choking him and said, “Pay me what you owe!” The man got down on his knees and began begging, “Have pity on me, and I will pay you back,” but the forgiven servant refused to have pity. Instead, he went and had the other servant put in jail until he could pay what he owed. This ruthless servant was sent to the tormentors to be tortured because of his unforgiving spirit. “Treat others as you want them to treat you.” If we mistreat others, we shall be mistreated by them too. If not, it would be even worse for it will be God who will punish us for the injustice we did for others. Forgive others and God will forgive you from your trespasses. Help others and God will help you in your needs. Give mercy to others and you will receive mercy from God. Save another soul as you were saved and the salvation you received from God will not be taken from you. The rule of life: you reap what you sow!

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