SEVENTY TIMES SEVENJune 4, 2021
Daily Prayer for June 4th, 2021¬†
Good morning, God‚ÄĒthank you! ūüėä
When I confessed my sins, you were faithful to forgive all my wrongdoings. Hallelujah! Thank you, Father! But what should happen when false witnesses continue to breathe out lies and sow discord among brothers, and the truth is not in them? When they turn all the deception on others? Are we to forgive our adversary when they do not admit their wrongdoing but make the liar out to be us? Do we still forgive when they do not confess their sins as we did for you in Jesus? As for me,¬†for you,¬†I will continue to ignore,¬†‚Äúnot¬†seven times, but seventy times seven,‚ÄĚ and give all of their offenses to you‚ÄĒdo unto others as I would have them do unto me. After all, those are your¬†two greatest commands. In Jesus‚Äô name. Amen.¬†
18¬†a heart that devises wicked plans,
feet that make haste to run to evil,
19¬†a false witness who¬†breathes out lies,
and one who¬†sows discord among brothers.¬†
If Your Brother Sins Against You
15¬†‚ÄúIf your brother sins against you,¬†go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have¬†gained your brother.¬†16¬†But if he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, that every charge may be established¬†by the evidence of two or three witnesses.¬†17¬†If he refuses to listen to them,¬†tell it to the church. And if he refuses to listen even to the church,¬†let him be to you as¬†a Gentile and¬†a tax collector.¬†18¬†Truly, I say to you,¬†whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed¬†in heaven.¬†19¬†Again I say to you, if two of you¬†agree on earth about anything they ask,¬†it will be done for them by my Father in heaven.¬†20¬†For where two or three are¬†gathered in my name,¬†there am I among them.‚ÄĚ
The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant
21¬†Then Peter came up and said to him, ‚ÄúLord, how often¬†will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him?¬†As many as seven times?‚ÄĚ¬†22¬†Jesus said to him,¬†‚ÄúI do not say to you seven times, but seventy-seven times.
23¬†‚ÄúTherefore the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished¬†to settle accounts with his servants.
3¬†No, I tell you; but unless you¬†repent, you will all likewise perish.
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