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Credit: Woman in Jar-99170681, Save a life image-72923941, Magnify-113347972, Eyetear-99677108, Betrayed-127391903, Reactions-95792635 — Shutterstock hundred pence: and he laid hands of him, and took hundred pence: and he laid hands of him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pay me that thou owest. And his fellow servant fell down at his feet, and And his fellow servant fell down at his feet, and besought him, saying, “Have patience with me, and I besought him, saying, “Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.” [This again was the point where the offender was the offender was apologetic after the apologetic after the confrontation.] And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt. So when him into prison, till he should pay the debt. So when his fellow servants saw what was done, they were very sorry, and came and told unto their lord all that was done. Then his lord, after that he had called him, was done. Then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto him, “O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou desirest me: Shouldest not all that debt, because thou desirest me: Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on they fellow servant, even as I had pity on thee? And his lord was servant, even as I had pity on thee? And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him. So likewise shall My Heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from shall My Heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one of his brother their trespasses.” –Matthew 18:21-35 KJV trespasses.” –Matthew 18:21-35 KJV THIS MATCHES THE OLD TESTAMENT LAW: The THIS MATCHES THE OLD TESTAMENT LAW: The Lord spake unto Moses, saying, “Speak unto the children of Israel, ‘When a man or woman shall commit any sin that men commit, to do a trespass commit any sin that men commit, to do a trespass against the Lord, and that person be guilty; then they shall confess their sin which they have done: and he shall confess their sin which they have done: and he shall recompense his trespass with the principal thereof, and add unto it the fifth part thereof, and give thereof, and add unto it the fifth part thereof, and give it unto him against whom he hath trespassed … ’” – it unto him against whom he hath trespassed … ’” – Numbers 5:5-7 KJV He is our great and mighty healer. He is our mighty God. Let us be biblically reconciled and speak of offenses, or sins, us be biblically reconciled and speak of offenses, or sins, committed against us to those who committed them so that we may be healed together. Otherwise, we simply have the right may be healed together. Otherwise, we simply have the right to separate ourselves from people who do not care to acknowledge or apologize for the things that they have done to their spiritual family. Even through this, there are those who to their spiritual family. Even through this, there are those who will twist the offense for their own gain. Our church family must be on one accord working together in love through must be on one accord working together in love through genuine relationships, commitment, and forgiveness through acknowledgment of wrongdoings and hearts prepared to love. acknowledgment of wrongdoings and hearts prepared to love. Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offenses contrary to the doctrine which divisions and offenses contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. –Romans 16:17 KJV DM DM INSIGHT | Page 48 | DEVOTIONMAGAZINE.COM INSIGHT | Page 48 | DEVOTIONMAGAZINE.COM