Mercy and Gratitude

Luke 7: 41-43, 47, “Two people owed money to a certain moneylender. One owed him five hundred denarii,  and the other fifty.  Neither of them had the money to pay him back, so he forgave the debts of both. Now which of them will love him more?” Simon replied, “I suppose the one who had the bigger debt forgiven.”…… Therefore, I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven—as her great love has shown. But whoever has been forgiven little loves little.”  When we are forgiven much, we love much and show our gratitude in our actions.

Romans 1:1-6, “Paul, a BONDSERVANT of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated to the gospel of God which He promised before through His prophets in the Holy Scriptures, concerning His Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who was born of the seed of David according to the flesh, declared the Son of God with power according to the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead. Through Him we have received grace and apostleship for obedience to the faith among all nations for His name, among whom you also are the called of Jesus Christ”.  A bondservant could be someone who voluntarily chose to serve their master without ever the thought of separation.  Like Paul, this should be our grateful response to Yeshua/Jesus who saves us from hell and gives us eternal life in His kingdom.

Revelation 22:3, “And there shall be no more curse, but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it, and His servants shall serve Him.”

His great mercy and love should bring us into overwhelming gratitude motivated in returning His love by actions that serve Him and never intend to quit serving Him.

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