Matthew 5:21-26 "You have heard that it was said to those of old, 'You shall not murder; and whoever murders will be liable to judgment.' 22 But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother will be liable to the council; and whoever says, 'You fool!' will be liable to the hell of fire. 23 So if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, 24 leave your gift there before the altar and go. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift. 25 Come to terms quickly with your accuser while you are going with him to court, lest your accuser hand you over to the judge, and the judge to the guard, and you be put in prison. 26 Truly, I say to you, you will never get out until you have paid the last penny."
Sin ruins relationships. The key lesson in this passage of scripture is "be reconciled with your brother (people in your life)." If we are meeting with God and remember that someone has something against us, we are to stop, make plans to get things right with the person who has something against us, and then continue our time with God. What would cause breaks in relationship? Anger, insults, and demeaning words. These are considered as bad as murder. The penalty for these sins is being isolated in a relational prison cell. Relationships are the most important thing we have - relationship with God and relationships with other people. Gold without relationships is worthless.
The Lord penalizes things that ruin our life - sin. We get out of the relationship prison cell by getting our relationships reconciled. Jesus paid for our sin on the cross. When we owe for sin, we draw on Jesus' account by confessing our sin to the Lord and we receive His forgiveness and restoration to fellowship. We repent of the relationship breaking sin and go seek reconciliation with the person who has something against us. We are free when we do this. However if the other person doesn't reconcile with us, then they go to the relationship prison cell until they are ready to do what is necessary to be reconciled.
Jesus came to save us from our sin by dying on the cross to pay the penalty for our sin and break the power of sin's hold on us. We receive those benefits when we repent of our sin, and put our trust in Him. Are there unreconciled relationships in your life? Do what Jesus says and get them right - right now.