Get Close To God - Forgive Someone Today

Real Estate Agent with Tarver Realty Group


 Remember in Matthew 18:21 Peter asks Jesus how often shall my brother sin against me, and  I forgive him? till seven times? (vs 21 KJV)

In verse 22 Jesus saith unto him, I say unto thee, until seven times, but seventy times seven.  Jesus then goes on in verse 23 to tell the Parable of the Unforgiving Servant.

There was a King who was taking account of all the money that was owed to him by his servants.  There was one servant who owed him 10,000 talents.  The servant could not afford to pay it and so the king said well sell him, his wife, children and all that he owns to pay off his debt.

The servant fell down and begged for the King to have patience with him and he would pay all of his debt.  The King was moved with compassion and forgave the servant of his debt.

Well that very servant went out and found one of his fellowservants that owed him 100 pence.  He became angry with him and grabbed him by the throat saying, pay me what you owe me.  His fellowservant fell to his feet and begged for the servant to have patience with him.  But the Servant would not. He cast him into prison until he could pay the debt.

So when the other fellowservants saw what he had done they were sad and told the King.  The King called him in and said to him I forgave you all of the debt you owed me.  Shouldn't you have had the same compassion on the fellowservant just like I had pity on you? 

The King was very angry and threw the Servant into jail till he could pay all that was due to the King.

Jesus said in (verse 35 KJV), Likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.

Being able to forgive, brings you closer to the heart of God.

Tracy Jasper
Freedom Financial Group - Denver, CO
Amen - good stuff!

Blessings to you.
Jan 19, 2008 06:53 AM
Jan Hunter
RE/MAX 1st Choice - Greensboro, NC
Endea, That story is a wonderful reminder of how we should forgive our fellow man. We should forgive others, just as God has forgiven us. Thanks you for the Biblical story. It always is good to have a reminder of what God expects of us.
Jan 19, 2008 06:56 AM
Phyllis Pafumi
ReStyled to Sell Home Staging New Jersey - Old Bridge, NJ
ReStyled to Sell Staging Homes NJ

Yes forgiveness does certainly bring us closer to GOD and we often find it so hard and justified not to forgive someone, yet while we were yet still sinners HE forgave us.

God Bless

Phyllis Pafumi

Jan 19, 2008 06:57 AM
Endea Thibodeaux
Tarver Realty Group - Washington, DC
You are all right! Phyllis, Jan and Tracy.  Thanks for commenting. God Bless You too!
Jan 19, 2008 06:59 AM
Andrew Trevino
ADT Real Estate - Wilkes Barre, PA
Wilkes-Barre Homes For Sale

Great story. This is one that we need to hold near to our hearts every day. Thanks for sharing it.

Jan 19, 2008 10:41 AM
Endea Thibodeaux
Tarver Realty Group - Washington, DC
Thanks Andrew.  We do need to remember to forgive.  It is not about us.  It's about him.
Jan 19, 2008 11:05 AM
Daniel J. Brudnok, REALTOR
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox & Roach, REALTORS - Exton - PA License #RS-225179-L / Delaware License #RS-0025038 - Downingtown, PA


Forgive and let live.....hold nothing against anyone and you will not have the weight on you.

Jan 20, 2008 12:31 AM
Hugh Krone
Weichert Referral Associates - Hamburg, NJ
Realtor, Sussex County NJ
Endea, Forgiveness brings a certain peace over you,(Gods Peace). Its hard to do sometimes but always the right thing to do.
Jan 20, 2008 04:26 AM
Robert L. Brown - Grand Rapids, MI
Grand Rapids Real Estate Bellabay Realty, West Mic
Right on time. There is someone i have to forgive and i'm getting there. I can't allow it to consume me. If God forgives so MUST i.
Jan 21, 2008 09:32 AM
Endea Thibodeaux
Lanham, MD
Solar Energy Consultant, CDPE, CLHMS

Thanks Hugh for your wonderful timely responses.

Robert - just ask God to guide you in forgiving the person.  Forgivesness is healing to the forgiver.

Jan 21, 2008 12:10 PM
Stephanie Moen (Lazcano)
Champions Real Estate Group - Houston, TX
Commercial Property Manager and Leasing Agent


Amen to that,  When we don't forgive others for what they have done to us we carry that burden on our backs.  Great Post.

Jan 21, 2008 05:27 PM
Rick Kellow
Cherry Creek Mortgage - West Bend, WI
FHA & Reverse Mortgage Expert
good advice... I have some work to do in this area... thank you for the motivation... god bless
Jan 21, 2008 07:24 PM
Dianne Barody
Century 21 AmeriSouth Realty - Pensacola, FL
Pensacola Florida Real Estate
Endea:  I don't want the root of bitterness to take root in my soul.  I am forgiving now.
Jan 22, 2008 03:01 AM
Endea Thibodeaux
Tarver Realty Group - Washington, DC

Thanks Rick. 

Good deal Dianne.  The root of bitterness sounds horrible!

Jan 22, 2008 01:56 PM
Jeff&Grace Safrin
F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate - Valparaiso, IN

Awesome Post Edea - ONE EVENT DOES NOT DEFINE WHO WE ARE - so forgiveness is key to growing and becoming wiser :)



Jan 23, 2008 11:08 AM