This servant owes his king a debt of ten thousand talents, about 200, 000 years of wages, I understand. So his debt is infinite, eternal; there was no way he can pay it off. His kind and compassionate master cancels the debt upon the servant plea.
Relieved at this humongous gesture of kindness, the servant leaves the palace and then meets his fellow servant who owes him a few silver coins. He attacks him, chokes him and demands his paltry money back. The other guy begs him just as he had done before the king but dude refuses to listen and orders his debtor to be put in jail till he can pay back!! (Matthew 18:21-35)
Now, that is not the response you expect from someone who has been forgiven so much. Let us put ourselves in the first guy's shoes for a minute and examine our own response to the amazing grace and love God showed and still shows us.
We owed a great, infinite debt of sin which God forgave us through Christ's torturous death on the cross. It cost God pretty much everything to reconcile us back to Him so He can bless us with every blessing. God expects us to respond to His generous act of love by extending love to others and by living lives of faithful obedience. He wants us to shine since we are the light of the world; expects our lives to be tasty as salt of the earth and to bear good fruit.
Is the life you are leading a fitting response to God's love and forgiveness which He freely extended and still extends to you? I have come to find out that it is easy to make the right choices when you are motivated by the love of God and not fear of punishment or hell fire!
Love, Lady Monica ❤