Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Try getting around that!

Verse 12 is a prayer request: forgive us our sins as we have forgiven those who have sinned against us. In other words, the appeal to God for forgiveness is rooted in our forgiving others. For most of us this seems backward because it seems to make God’s forgiveness conditioned on our forgiving others. But that’s what Jesus says!— Sermon on the Mount, page 182

<idle musing>
And books have been filled trying to get around it for 2000 years! None of them convincing...

Maybe we're just trying to keep grace cheap?
</idle musing>

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