A sad picture of no mercy

A man begged for time to pay his debt to the king, and the king forgave the debt. That man then went out and demanded that his fellow-servant pay what he owed the first man. The story continues,

So his fellow servant fell down at his feet and begged him, saying,

“Have patience with me, and I will pay you all.” And he would not, but went and threw him into prison till he should pay the debt (Matthew 18:29–30).

The man had forgotten his own forgiveness from the king. He wanted tolerance, but refused to show it. He did not have patience, but wanted what was his, and he wanted it right now. Impatience and lack of compassion for others, eventually destroyed this man.

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