MY BURDEN IS LIGHT (lit. & fig.)

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The height of our revelations depends upon the correctness of our doctrines (our building blocks)



(Mat 6:9-15)  After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed [Gk: holy] be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts [Gk: something owed, fig. a due; morally a fault], as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen. For if ye forgive men their trespasses [Gk: sins], your heavenly Father will also forgive you: But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses [Gk: sins].

1.     trespasses = Gk: a side slip (lapse or deviation), that is, (unintentional) error or (wilful) transgression: - fall, fault, offence, sins.


(Mat 18:21,22)  Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times [The rabbis taught 3 times]? Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven [i.e., 490 times, implying infinite forgiveness].


(Mat 18:23-27)  Therefore is the kingdom of heaven [which encompasses this world, i.e., the abode of God] likened unto a certain king, which would take account [1] of his servants. And when he had begun to reckon [Gk: fig. to compute (an account)], one was brought unto him, which owed him ten thousand talents [2,3] [Gk: a certain weight or a sum of money] [“sixty million day’s wages, a sum that would be impossible to repay” The Nelson Study Bible] [herein used as a symbol for a lifetime of sins]. But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made [4]. The servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him [5], saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion [Gk: to have the bowels [heart] yearn, felt sympathy, pitied] [6,7], and loosed him [from his obligation], and forgave him the debt [essentially meaning, for ten thousand sins].

1.     account = Dict: an explanatory statement of conduct, as to a superior.

2.     Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary: talent = The common talent weighed about 3,000 shekels or the full weight that a man could carry.

3.     (Mat 11:28-30)  Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden [Gk: loaded up, overburdened], and I will give you rest. Take my yoke [Gk: a coupling: a pair of balances] upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek [Gk: gentle] and lowly [Gk: humble] in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden [Gk: task or service] is light.

4.     (2 Kings 4:1)  Now there cried a certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets unto Elisha, saying, Thy servant my husband is dead; and thou knowest that thy servant did fear the LORD: and the creditor is come to take unto him my two sons to be bondmen [involuntary servants (slaves)].

5.     worshipped = Gk: (meaning to kiss, like a dog licking his master’s hand); to fawn or crouch to, (lit. or fig.) prostrate oneself in homage (do reverence to, adore): - worship.

6.     compassion = Dict: 1. a feeling of sorrow or pity for the sufferings or misfortunes of another; sympathy. 2. Syn: mercy.

7.     mercy = Dict: 1. compassionate or kindly forbearance shown toward an offender, an enemy, or other person in one’s power; compassion, pity, or benevolence. 2. a disposition to be merciful.


(Mat 18:28-30)  But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellowservants, which owed him an hundred pence [Gk: penny (worth)] [“about twenty dollars” Amplif.]: and he laid hands [Gk: to use strength, seize or retain] on him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pay me that thou owest. And his fellowservant fell down at his feet, and besought [pleaded to] him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. And he would not: but went and cast him into prison [a type and shadow of this world], till he should pay the debt [1].

1.     King James Bible Commentary: Saved people are both forgiven and forgiving. Unforgiving people prove that they have never been born of God.

(Mat 18:31-35)  So when his fellowservants saw what was done, they were very sorry [Gk: distressed: grieved, be in heaviness], and came and told unto their lord all that was done. Then his lord, after that he had called him [judgment time], said unto him, O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou desiredst me [“because you begged me” Amplif.]: Shouldest not thou also have had compassion [Gk: to have the bowels [heart] yearn, felt sympathy, pitied] on thy fellowservant, even as I had pity [Gk: mercy] on thee? And his lord was wroth [Gk: provoked, enraged: (very) angry], and delivered him to the tormentors [Gk: torturers] [“the jailers” Amplif.], till he should pay all that was due unto him. So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses [1].

1.     trespasses = Gk: a side slip (lapse or deviation), that is, (unintentional) error or (wilful) transgression: - fall, fault, offence, sins.



(Eph 4:29-32)  Let no corrupt [Gk: rotten, worthless (literally or morally)] communication [Gk: something said: utterance] proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying [Gk: building (up)], that it may minister grace unto the hearers. And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice [Gk: badness: wickedness]: And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.




(Mat 12:25)  And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand: