October 15, 2023

Forgive Seventy-Seven Times

“Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, ‘Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?’ Jesus answered, ‘I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.’ ” – Matthew 18:21,22 In a conversation with Jesus, the disciple Peter asked the famous question: “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me?” Peter then suggested to Jesus, “seven times?” Peter was bragging here! Peter acknowledged that he understood what Jesus was saying about how he needed to forgive people. I think Peter was saying, I get it, I get it, Jesus. I believe as Peter boasted he said, I’ll tell you what, some people say you should forgive three times. Well, how about seven times? As a matter of fact, I will forgive seven times because seven is a holy number. And Jesus in His

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