Last week we looked at the importance of reciprocity as found in Matthew 6:14 where Jesus elaborates on one of the petitions within the sample prayer we refer to as the Lord’s prayer. (See Matthew 6:12.)
After concluding the sample prayer, Jesus confirms with Matthew 6:14 that the Lord to whom one should pray will forgive us as we forgive others.
Then comes the “but” or what I’m referring to as the challenge of reciprocity found in Matthew 6:15.
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What does a picture of two children hugging have to do with the phrase “something owed”?
- Did you notice the expression of the visible face is sad?
The phrase “something owed,” is frequently used to define a debt of some kind.
It is common to connect the phrase “something owed” with financial debts.
- Do you agree that the “something owed” in the picture above is likely not financial?
We are going to study what Matthew 6:12 has to say about a broader concept of “something owed”.
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