The Parable of the Two Debtors is short, but the circumstances surrounding the parable are powerful. Jesus isn’t preaching to the masses on the mount. He’s at the house of a pharisee who invited Jesus over for a meal just so he could trap him in his words. Jesus instead gives them a lesson in mercy and forgiveness.
Our God is the Ruler of the Universe. In these Last Days it sure doesn’t look that way. Times are rough for Jesus’ Christians and his church. None of this means that our God is any less powerful than he ever was. We cry as the church has for thousands of years, “Come quickly, Lord!” We worship Christ the King.
Mack walks on the dock with Jesus. After all that he has been through Mack struggles to see God as a loving creator and protector. Why does evil happen in the world?
What comfort can the Law bring? Not much. The only comfort in the Law is that Jesus kept it all for us perfectly. No, the Law doesn’t offer comfort for our souls, but it does offer guidance and possibly necessary change for our lives. Jesus is the greatest agent for change the world has ever seen!
Jesus came to die for the sins of the world. This is clear from the Gospel accounts. How much did the Old Testament Christians know? If they read through Isaiah 53 it was as if they were standing at the foot of the cross, watching the suffering servant die for their sins. They were the first witnesses of the resurrection. There is good reason that Isaiah is known as the 5th gospel!