Debtor, Creditor, Prisoner
C.S. Lewis observed. ‘Forgiveness is a beautiful word until you have something to forgive.’ As gracious as he is, Peter begins by asking for a ‘just’ measuring rod, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother when he sins against me? Up to seven times?” Peter thinks he is being generous using the number seven, yet it reveals his bondage to rule keeping; he will forgive to a point, but in the end his relationships are governed by the law. Christ said forget the rod, live by grace. God’s grace towards us should produce a life of grace towards others. Have you experienced God’s grace so deeply it makes a difference in your heart towards others? God’s grace is the revolution in our hearts which pours out to others.