Unforgiveness Is A Prison, Twice Over

This weekend, Evan continued on the topic of God's predetermined design for our relationships and what the components of covenant are. Forgiveness is one of those components. The story of the servant who was forgiven millions of dollars of debt by a merciful king, then turned around and threw a man who owed him a mere fraction of that into prison for not being able to pay his debt, perfectly portrays the nature of unforgiveness. It makes it impossible for others to pay back or redeem themselves for whatever way it was that they wronged us, and our own bitterness unravels us at the very core, trapping us also in our own prison. It is a breaking of covenant. In stark contrast, Jesus put Himself in the weakest position to pay for a debt that wasn't His. It was the ultimate display of covenant.