Wednesday, 13 February 2013
For The Christian, Pt 2 Revenge :
Reflect on this cutting rebuke:
"O thou wicked and slothful servant! I forgave thee all that debt because thou desiredst Me; shouldst thou not also have compassion on thy fellow- servant, even as I had pity on thee?"
None should be so filled with forbearance and mercy to such as wrong them, as those who have experienced the riches of mercy themselves. The mercy of God to us should melt our hearts into mercy toward others. It is impossible that we should be cruel to others, except we forget how kind and compassionate God hath been to us. And if kindness cannot prevail in us, methinks fear should:--"If ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses."
~John Flavel (Keeping The Heart p. 60)