Peter was nervy so we didn’t need to be. He asked questions. The wrong ones, often.
(Thank God for Peter.)
He asked Jesus a great question but he was on the wrong side of the question:
At that point Peter got up the nerve to ask, “Master, how many times do I forgive a brother or sister who hurts me? Seven?”
Perhaps he should’ve asked:
Master, how many times do I get to forgive a brother or sister who hurts me? A million?
If Peter had said that, I couldn’t relate. Who can relate to perfection? Thus, Peter. (Thank God for Peter.)
Master, how many times do I forgive a brother or sister who hurts me? Seven?
Seven! Hardly. Try seventy times seven. (Matthew 18:21, 22)
I get on the wrong side of the question sometimes.
Lord, how long do I have to wait til you answer my prayer?
What do you mean “love your enemies”?
You’ve got to be kidding, right?
How many times do I have to forgive him?
She hurt me. You know she did–this can’t apply to this situation, right?
How does Jesus answer – wrong side or right? Like this:
Come unto Me. (Matthew 11:28)
It’s a good answer. He answers all our questions with an invitation. I like that. I’m all about an invitation. God welcomes you and me to know His forgiveness. Once we do, we pass it on. Like an invitation.
The questions that matter in life are remarkably few and they are all answered by the words:
“Come unto Me.”
Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest
Then Peter came and said to Him, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me and I forgive him? Up to seven times?” Jesus *said to him, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven. Matthew 18:21,22
Endless, Peter. Endless, Sue. (Thank God for Peter. Thank God for Jesus.)
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