God`s love and faithfulness are eternal, and His mercy is new every day. Let us love how He loves, forgives, forgives, seeks justice and mercy, and enjoys His many blessings as we treat things the Lord`s way. His path is always the best. Mark Moore in The Chronological Life Of Christ puts it this way: The prayer in verse 19 is not for “anything” that we might plan or desire, but for any court case. The word pragma often refers to financial matters or legal decisions (cf. 1 Cor 6:1). And the “two or three together” in verse 20 do not speak of worship. (The omnipresence of God and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit ensure the presence of Jesus even where a Christian is alone.) The word “gather” [synegmenoi] means “united,” not just “gathered.” So what this text promises is that God will put His mark on consent to judicial decisions among church members who come to mutual agreement. 34. And his master was angry and handed him over to the executioners, more than to the prison guards; means the severity of the treatment he believed was necessary for such a case.
until he paid everything he was entitled to. For more information, see: Stop taking the Bible out of context (and how to avoid it) and How to Read the Bible (The 5 Best Tips) Verses 21-35 Although we live entirely on mercy and forgiveness, we are late in forgiving our brothers and sisters` offenses. This parable shows how much God is provocative from His family on earth and how unbelieving His servants are. There are three things in the parable: 1. The wonderful sweetness of the Master. The guilt of sin is so great that we are unable to pay for it. See here what all sin deserves; It is the wages of sin to be sold as slaves. It is the folly of many who are firmly convinced of their sins to imagine that they can satisfy God for the wrongs they have done to Him. 2. The undue rigor of the servant towards his companion of service, regardless of the gentleness of his master towards him.
Not that we can make it easier for ourselves to harm our neighbor, for it is also a sin against God; But we should not aggravate the fact that our neighbor is hurting us, nor study revenge. May our grievances, both over the wickedness of the wicked and the afflictions of the afflicted, be brought to God and left with Him. 3. The Lord rejected the cruelty of His servant. The greatness of sin increases the richness of the forgiveness of mercy; and the pleasant feeling of forgiveness goes a long way in getting our hearts to forgive our brothers and sisters. We should not assume that God actually forgives man and then attributes his guilt to him to condemn him; But this last part of the parable shows the false conclusions that many draw from the fact that their sins have been forgiven, even though their reverence shows that they never entered the Spirit or experienced the sanctifying grace of the gospel. We do not properly forgive our offending brother if we do not forgive from the bottom of our hearts. But this is not enough; We must also seek the well-being of those who insult us.
With what justice will those who, although bearing the Christian name, insist on the ruthless treatment of their brothers and sisters be condemned! The humble sinner relies only on free and abundant mercy through the ransom of Christ`s death. Let us strive more and more so that God`s renewed grace will teach us to forgive others while hoping for His forgiveness. Matthew 18:19 (MSG) When two of you gather at something on earth and pray to it, Heavenly Father acts. Chances are you read this verse once or twice during the service. The place where two or more are gathered is often cited to give legitimacy to a small gathering in the Church. This means that even if there are few people, God is still with them. My brothers and sisters, we have heard it in Sacred Scripture: “As a man thinks in his heart, so it is.” In this verse, Matthew 18:20, Jesus uses the moment to explain some important things about how the church should deal with certain issues, yes, that`s true. But do you all really believe that Jesus “only” said that He would be “only” in our midst if we agreed on someone who is ruining things in the Church? but He will not be in our midst when we gather to pray for positive help for each other. Listen, if we try to understand the Holy Word of God in the areas of the 10% of brains from which the average person is able to operate, then we will never know the fullest understanding of the Word of Truth. It is clear that Matthew 18:20 cannot be read without 18:19. Then let`s read Matthew 18:19-20. Ok, verse 20 starts by saying “for.” This suggests that verse 20 is a continuation of verse 19 (in other words, they belong together).
So, if we look at the words, we might see that Jesus focuses on bringing us to unity and reminding us that He is connected to us, especially during our worries when we are united in prayer. His presence does not only serve to eradicate negativity in the Church. This scripture reminds us here (Matthew 18:19-20) that we could accomplish more in unity. We see this in so many places in the Bible. May God bless everyone. Often, not only Matthew 18:20 is mistreated, but also the verse that precedes it. It is important to pray individually and collectively. God hears every prayer, no matter how many people are in the room.
But I believe that community prayer not only unites the Church, but is also a unified message to the Lord. It is not necessarily to say that there is more power when we pray together, but that it can attract more attention. The Apostle Paul has always encouraged the Church to pray together to strengthen their faith. .