The Lord’s Prayer 8: “Forgive Us Our Debts”

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Forgiveness is one of the main emphases in Jesus’ teaching. It is no wonder, then, that forgiveness is part of the short prayer that Jesus taught his disciples.

Forgiveness is one of the main emphases in Jesus’ teaching. It is no wonder, then, that forgiveness is part of the short prayer that Jesus taught his disciples.

Man’s obligation to be forgiving has perhaps never been more powerfully expressed than in Jesus’ parable of the Unforgiving Servant (Matt. 18:23-35). Although the king’s servant had been forgiven an enormous debt by the king, he was unwilling to forgive a small debt that a fellow servant owed to him. Would the king show mercy to this unmerciful servant? He most certainly would not.

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