And the apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith.”
– Luke 17:5
This was the response of the disciples to a heavy teaching of Jesus on forgiveness. “If your sins against you and repents, forgive him… and if he sins against you (the same sin) seven times in a day, and seven times he repents… forgive him.” Forgiveness once is hard enough, but this is forgiveness on a level that I am (honestly) unprepared for.
“Lord, increase my faith!”
By the way… where does the power to forgive in this manner come from? Today (Good Friday) we celebrate the death of our savior, by which my forgiveness (and yours) was secured by our Lord.
Sunday’s a coming!
Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik
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Additional Daily Devotionals
My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers
Morning & Evening | Charles Spurgeon
Books on the Gospels
“Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah” by Alfred Edersheim