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Genesis 38 - Key

v24

And it came to pass about three months after, that it was told Judah, saying, Tamar thy daughter in law hath played the harlot; and also, behold, she [is] with child by whoredom. And Judah said, Bring her forth, and let her be burnt.

Judah was being a hypocrite here, because he wanted Tamar to be judged for her sin, but he expected to get away with doing worse things than her. We shouldn't be hypocrites like Judah was here. The Lord has been merciful to us, so we should be merciful to others.

Application

Matthew 18:33
Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee?

I had this idea that I had the right to do something wrong, like to be impatient or complain, if somebody else was doing the same thing to me. I just realized how backward I had that. Next time I start to think that way, I'll remember how much the Lord has forgiven me of, and that if I don't forgive others, the Lord won't forgive me.

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