Good morning, Family:
This morning is day five of our seven day journey into the Lord’s Prayer. We will take our time to break down all seven sentences of the New King James Version of Matthew 6:9-13.
Today, we focus on verse 12, “12 And forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors.”
In this verse of The Lord’s Prayer, Jesus is speaking and teaching about forgiveness. Forgiveness is easy to say but very hard to do. The bible tells us the meaning of this scripture, if read we a little bit further in verses 14 and 15. I love the way The Message Bible interprets the scriptures:
The Message (MSG)
14-15 “In prayer there is a connection between what God does and what you do. You can’t get forgiveness from God, for instance, without also forgiving others. If you refuse to do your part, you cut yourself off from God’s part.
To me that is powerful and absolutely clear. Dont ask God to do for you what you won’t do for someone else. Today, join me in asking God to give us a heart like His. May we be ever mindful of the words that God was speaking through His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ.
New King James Version (NKJV)
9 In this manner, therefore, pray:
Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.
10 Your kingdom come.
Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts,
As we forgive our debtors.
13 And do not lead us into temptation,
But deliver us from the evil one.
For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.