This morning Pastor Rob taught on the parable of the unforgiving servant in Matthew 18 who was forgiven an enormous debt that he could never repay and then turns around and demands repayment of a much less significant debt from another man who owed him.
Jesus uses this illustration because the reality is, we are all the first servant in the parable who owes a debt that cannot be paid. It's a picture of the sin that Jesus paid for us. Some of us refuse to forgive because we just don't feel like it or because we want the person to know how much they've harmed us, but some of us are unwilling to forgive others because we have forgotten how much we have been forgiven.
The danger is if we do not forgive from our heart, and we hold onto bitterness, resentment, and grudges, we are the one who pays the price for it. We will experience the torment of being consumed by the thing or the person we are refusing to forgive.