The theme for MFM Daily Devotional April 29 2023 is ”The Unforgiving Servant”
Here is today’s MFM daily devotional designed for your today’s spiritual refreshment. Kindly read today’s teaching by Dr DK Olukoya, meditate on the word of God and endeavour to act in accordance with them. As you start your day with God through his word, may he go before you to perfect all you have to do today.
Read MFM Daily Devotional April 29 2023.
SCRIPTURE: “14 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: 15 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.” – Matthew 6:14-15
The parable of the unforgiving servant, as given by our Lord Jesus Christ, teaches us Christians about virtues such as mercy, love and tolerance. The unmerciful servant owed his master, the king, ten thousand talents, which he could not afford to pay, even if he worked all year round.
However, he found favour with his master. He was forgiven and his debt was cancelled. Meanwhile, he met a fellow servant who owed him a hundred denarii. The debtor begged him to forgive him, but he refused bluntly. Rather, he cast him into the prison until he could make repayment.
Now, the ten thousand talents is about sixty million denarii compared to a hundred denarii. He was forgiven of such huge debt, but he couldn’t forgive his fellow bondservant of a little debt. For this evil act the king reversed his forgiveness and he was delivered to the tormentors until he repay all he owed Unforgiveness is a road block. It hinders mercy, testimonies and breakthroughs. Despite all our numerous sins, God still forgives and cleanses us with the atoning blood of Jesus, who is also our advocate (1 John 2:9-10).
In the Lord’s prayer, we pledge to forgive those who sin against us. Another name for marriage is forgiveness. If you find it difficult to overlook offenses, then how will you cope in marriage? Your spouse will offend you again and again. How many times will you keep on reporting to, family members and friends.
In 1 Samuel 25: 2-42, David had wanted to avenge himself on Nabal but Abigail pleaded with him and he turned back. Within ten days, God smote Nabal and he died. God knows how to handle whatever may come up between two or more people. Allow God to intervene. You all show mercy on others as you want God to show mercy on you (James 2:13). Appreciate God for the salvation you cannot afford to pay for.
Unforgiveness can destroy a Christian and close the heaven of God’s grace. Therefore, forgive for your own benefit.at all for you to fear because of God’s assurance that He is with you always.
- Father Lord, give me a forgiving heart, in the name of Jesus.
- Unforgiving spirit, release my life and come back no more, in the name of Jesus.
- I shall not end up my journey in hell fire, in the name of Jesus.
- O Lord, give me the heart of a little child that is tender, in the name of Jesus.
- My life shall be profitable to the kingdom of God, in the name of Jesus.
- Power of Kadesh Barnea (circle movement), depart from my life, in the name of Jesus.
- Glory of God, arise upon me now, in the name of Jesus.