Daily Lift – July 19, 2019

Trespasses Committed Against Him

At the Eighteenth of Matthew, the Savior taught a parable of a servant whose king forgave him a debt of ten thousand talents. Calculated in silver, this sum is more than fifteen thousand dollars; measured in gold, it is virtually incalculable. That same servant was owed an hundred pence by one of his colleagues, an amount approximating fifteen dollars, or one one thousandth of the amount he himself had been forgiven when reckoned in silver. When he would not show the same compassion on his debtor as was shown to him, his king delivered him to the tormentors. Though no man comes to God except through Christ, he will find even that way blocked if he forgives not the trespasses committed against him.

Written by David Hayes Prophater