The servant’s master took pity on him, canceled the debt and let him go. Matthew 18:27, NIV
Jesus Christ believes in only one kind of cancel culture—He wants to cancel all our sins! Colossians 2:13-14 says, “God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins, having canceled the charge against our legal indebtedness, which stood against us and condemned us; he has taken it away, nailing it to the cross” (NIV).
Unlike the cancel culture which tries to erase those who don’t agree with it, Christ’s love for us cancels our sins, and His love will never be canceled. We can go on living for Him in a culture that is increasingly hostile and judgmental.
In Matthew 18, Jesus told of a man who owed the king millions of dollars. The king forgave the debt. But the forgiven man refused to cancel the debt of a man who owned him a much lesser amount, and it came back to haunt him. Because God’s love has canceled our debt, we should forgive others. This is the right kind of cancel culture. Practice forgiveness wisely; the rest of the world will take notice!
Those who call [God] their Father will display something of His character and show a forgiving attitude toward others. F. F. Bruce
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