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The king is merciful. But the debtor is not. His debt has been paid in full. Mercy has been shown to him. But this man will not show mercy to others. Why is he behaving this way? Why is his heart not changed by the mercy of the king? Why is he so desperate to collect from others now that he's debt free? Maybe it's because he resents the king. The heart of the flesh never wants to admit its debt. When the debt is pointed out, and even when it is forgiven, the heart doesn't receive it as such, the heart of the flesh is still trying to pay back and earn to rid itself of the shame by extracting it from others. The debtor wants to free himself of the shame. He's desperate never to be in that position again. But the heart that is ready to receive mercy is evidenced by the desire to offer mercy. It realizes the debt was too great, and there's no way to ever repay it. The king has absorbed the loss because of his generous heart. And this is true for you and me, too. King Jesus has absorbed the loss, the debt, he took on the insurmountable debt on Calvary mountain. And he said, "forgiven," we can never collect enough from others to pay back what we owe, we must simply receive from the generous heart of the king. That's it. And when we do we are changed by his loving, forgiving and merciful heart. And we can and we must offer the same heart of generosity to others. forgiving the debts of others, as we ourselves have been forgiven. Today, let's live with the generosity of heart. For we have been forgiven. That's the period that I have for my own soul. That's the prayer that I have for my family for my wife and my daughters and my son. And that's a prayer that I have for you. May it be so
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