1000 talents and 100 dinars

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Matthew 18:23-35
18:23 Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, which would take account of his servants.

18:24 And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him, which owed him ten thousand talents.
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.
18:26 The servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.

18:27 Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt.
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.

18:29 And his fellowservant fell down at his feet, and besought him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.
18:30 And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt.
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.

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:
18:33 Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee?

18:34 And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him. Likewise
18:35 So shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.

Forgiveness becomes the main thing that God taught us. to forgive is the key to successful lives. Because of the forgiving then we will release the hatred and resentment that we have. when we forgive, then truly the entire body has been cleansed of the burden of our lives.

Jesus described the kingdom of heaven with a parable about forgiveness. Forgiveness is so important to God that forgiveness is a key requirement for entry into the kingdom of heaven.

A servant owed 1000 talents to the King. If we count the talents of 1000 amounted to 6000 dinars times 1000 so the result is 6 million dinars. 1 dinar is the wage of a working 1 day so that the servant who owed it will be able to pay off debts within 16,667 years.

It's impossible, the age of the average human under 100 years. So it can be concluded that the fact that he can not afford to pay its debts.

This parable illustrates that we have a very large debt to God. But the Lord Jesus to forgive all our sins are great with the sacred blood. we could not pay our debt in any way. But we can actually respond to the love of God to forgive one another our brothers or friends who have made us hurt.

Jesus further illustrates that we forgive others is not a difficult thing. Jesus described it with debts that have only 100 dinars. of 100 dinars is the wage of a worker for 3 months 1 day. How small the value of 100 dinars, compared with the 1000 value of talent. only about 0.00006% only. So if we forgive our brothers who made the mistake means we appreciate God's forgiveness is very large in our lives

God bless you


On May 1, 2011 at 1:56 AM , Anonymous said...

I'd better give my life than be afraid to give it.