He did not have the means, correctWas the servant forgiven a monster debt that he couldn't pay?
NoDid the servant continue in the kindness of the king?
YesDid the king call the servant back before him and REVOKE the mercy that was shown?
YesWas the last judgment on him worse than the first judgment on him?
YesDid Jesus in fact tell the disciples... God will do the same to you if you don't forgive your brother from the heart?
Now one for you, Ken.
Did the King give him the chance to be forgiven again?
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As to faithing being the evidence of things not seen... again... that's right. One with faith... need not see the physical evidence. Chapter 11 of Hebrews makes that point very clear with the many examples such as Abraham who while only having the one son from Sarah... died believing that he would have descendants that numbered the stars.
But keep in mind that passage in Ezekiel we've discussed a bit in here.
Ezekiel 18:20 "The person who sins will die. The son will not bear the punishment for the father's iniquity, nor will the father bear the punishment for the son's iniquity; the righteousness of the righteous will be upon himself, and the wickedness of the wicked will be upon himself.
21 ¶"But if the wicked man turns from all his sins which he has committed and observes all My statutes and practices justice and righteousness, he shall surely live; he shall not die.
22 "All his transgressions which he has committed will not be remembered against him; because of his righteousness which he has practiced, he will live.
23 "Do I have any pleasure in the death of the wicked," declares the Lord GOD, "rather than that he should turn from his ways and live?
24 ¶"But when a righteous man turns away from his righteousness, commits iniquity, and does according to all the abominations that a wicked man does, will he live? All his righteous deeds which he has done will not be remembered for his treachery which he has committed and his sin which he has committed; for them he will die.
The concept of God's righteous forgiveness allows Him to forget your iniquity. Also... God's righteous wrath allows God to not remember your righteousness as well if you turn from that righteousness and back to sin.
Rom8:5 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.
We are after the things of the Spirit now
6For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
7Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.
8So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.
9But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
10And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.
We have died to sin and now live
11But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.
The Spirit is already in us
12Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.
We would not be deptors if it has not happened yet
13For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.
You are actually living when you die to sin
14For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
When you are lead by God you are His son
15For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
Remeber v9, we are supposed to be living in the spirit now
16The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:
His Spirit is our spirit's witness
17And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.
18For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
19For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.
We cannot wait to see God's plan for us completed.
20For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope,
We once lived for self but now have hope because of what He has done
21Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.
We can be delivered from the bondage of sin to the glorious liberty of God
22For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.
We do not have to carry the burden of sin any longer. 23And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.
(they) Speaking of the ones that have not realized yet.
We have the firstfruits of the Spirit now in actuality, we only need to wait for the completion of the adoption process.
24For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?
A sure hope that it is going to happen 25But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.
We actually know that it is coming so we wait patiently for the fulfillment
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