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Today's Devotional

Still More than a Ritual

Yesterday we looked at a line from the Lord’s Prayer that may go deeper than we think. Here’s another, and it’s a little sobering:

“Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors” (Matthew 6:11).

What if this means “in the same way we have forgiven our debtors”? In light of the follow-up verses in which Jesus ties our forgiveness to the way we forgive (Matthew 6:13-14), it certainly can.

So here’s a penetrating question to consider today: How would you forgive others if you knew God was going to forgive you in exactly the same way?

Obviously, we believe we are saved by grace through faith alone. But if we've truly experienced God’s grace, we're going to demonstrate it to others, aren't we? If we don’t, we haven’t fully experienced it. Let that sink in. The grace you give is a reflection of the grace you have received.

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