I greet and bless you in the name of our Creator, Maker, and ever unforgettable Lord Jesus Christ. The blessed word that the Lord has given for you today is from the book of Matthew 18: 27, “Then the lord of that servant, was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt. “
From the above context we learn that Jesus was a God of compassion. He had a heart of forgiveness and whenever someone came to Him for help, He immediately forgave their sins and also helped them. He healed them, and restored to them what they had lost in life. Just then Peter came to him, and said, Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Till seven times? Jesus said unto him, I say not unto you, until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven. He continued saying that the kingdom of heaven is likened unto a certain king, which would take account of his servants. And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him, which owed him ten thousand talents. But since he was unable to pay back his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made.
The servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt.But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellow servants, which owed him an hundred pence: and he laid hands on him, and took him by the throat, saying, “Pay me all that you owe me.” And his fellow servant fell down at his feet, and besought him, saying, “Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.” But he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt. So when his fellow servants saw what was done, they were very sorry, and came and told unto their lord all that was done. Then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto him, O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all your debt, and should not you also have had compassion on your fellow servant, even as I had pity on you? And his lord was angry and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him. Jesus said unto his disciples,” So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if you do not from your hearts, forgive everyone his brother their trespasses or wrong doings.
Just like Jesus every true believer should, forgive one another and love others. People living near you should know that you are a God fearing person. You should be honest in your dealing. I know that many of you are doing business and you might lend or borrow money from others. In case someone has to return money back to you, please do not squeeze them. Instead give them some more time to return the money. By this you are helping your fellow men. If you pressurize, then they may curse you and your children. This will do no good to you and your family. So never be subjected to any sort of curse by others. It will endanger your life and that of your family. Suppose you have signed some document saying you will make payment to someone, and then make sure that you repay the amount as you have signed in the document. Suppose you have the money with you and you purposely refuse to pay back the money you have borrowed from someone then it will be a curse on you. So be careful to pay back the due which you owe to someone.
Once a friend of mine called up to me and said, that he had lent money to his relative, but that person to whom he had lent money does not even pick up the phone. And he does not wish to return the money. So this friend of mine tried calling him through some other phone number and told his relative to watch the “Tamilan Channel” and listen to Our programme so that by hearing My messages he would realize his mistake and pay back the dues. His plan worked. That couple not only watched our programme but also came to Me, for counselling. As a result God delivered them from all their debts. My friend got back all the money from his relative. God’s word has power to convict a sinner of his wrong deeds. So one must heed to God’s word, and live accordingly to receive the blessing of God.
Prayer: Our loving heavenly Father, we thank You for this blessed day. Lord we thank you for teaching us, how a Christian should be. May we abide by Your word and be honest in our dealings with others, especially with regard to money. Help us to forgive others and also give them sufficient time to repay the money. Teach us to be truthful in our business centre and faithful with our fellow workers. May we thus, let others see Christ in us.