Our Father who art in heaven hallowed be thy name. Thy Kingdom come Thy will be done as in heaven so in earth. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil – for thine is the Kingdom and the power and glory forever amen. (The greater portion of the Luke 11 version of the Lords prayer.)
Jesus taught us how to pray. And if you notice the prayer above, if you pray this and you don’t mean it then you are double minded and actually a liar. (…for we also forgive…) You are telling the Lord to forgive you of your sins as you forgive those who are indebted to you. If you are saying this and you don’t forgive others then you are stating something that you really don’t feel inside. As God says in the Bible they love me with mouths only and not their hearts. Never abuse the Lords prayer and never lie to God. There are many of us who need to ask the Father to forgive us of that abuse.
📖 Mat 15:8 This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.
Mar 7:6 He answered and said unto them, Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.
Rom 3:13 Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips:
1Pe 3:10 For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile:
➠ How many people have recited this prayer and didn’t even realize exactly what it was saying? 💯Jesus gives us a typical example of this in Matthew chapter 18.
The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant
Mat 18:21 Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times?
Mat 18:22 Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.
Mat 18:23 Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, which would take account of his servants.
Mat 18:24 And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him, which owed him ten thousand talents.
Mat 18:25 But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made.
Mat 18:26 The servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.
Mat 18:27 Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt.
Mat 18:28 But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellowservants, which owed him an hundred pence: and he laid hands on him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pay me that thou owest.
Mat 18:29 And his fellowservant fell down at his feet, and besought him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.
Mat 18:30 And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt.
Mat 18:31 So when his fellowservants saw what was done, they were very sorry, and came and told unto their lord all that was done.
Mat 18:32 Then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto him, O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou desiredst me:
Mat 18:33 Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee?
Mat 18:34 And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him.
Mat 18:35 So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.
God bless you and have a great day!
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