Daily Dose 05/01/2020


https://testflight.apple.com/join/om8voNVm      When one of the Pharisees invited Jesus to have dinner with him, he went to the Pharisee’s house and reclined at the table. A woman in that town who lived a sinful life learned that Jesus was eating at the Pharisee’s house, so she came there with an alabaster jar of perfume. As she stood behind him at his feet weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears. Then she wiped them with her hair, kissed them, and poured perfume on them.
When the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, “If this man were a prophet, he would know who is touching him and what kind of woman she is—that she is a sinner.”
Jesus answered him, “Simon, I have something to tell you.”
“Tell me, teacher,” he said.
“Two people owed money to a certain moneylender. One owed him five hundred denarii, and the other fifty. Neither of them had the money to pay him back, so he forgave the debts of both. Now which of them will love him more?”
Simon replied, “I suppose the one who had the bigger debt forgiven.”
“You have judged correctly,” Jesus said.
Then he turned toward the woman and said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I came into your house. You did not give me any water for my feet, but she wet my feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair. You did not give me a kiss, but this woman, from the time I entered, has not stopped kissing my feet. You did not put oil on my head, but she has poured perfume on my feet. Therefore, I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven—as her great love has shown. But whoever has been forgiven little loves little.”
Then Jesus said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.”
The other guests began to say among themselves, “Who is this who even forgives sins?”
Jesus said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace”(Luke 7:36-50).

In the days when Jesus was here,  it was customary to recline while eating. dinner quest would lie on coaches with their heads near the table. they would prompt themselves upon their elbow and stretch their feet out behind them. The woman could easily wash his feet without approaching the table. There were several customs that were not observed, or extended to Jesus, as a quest in the house of Simon who was a pharisee. Simon observed what the woman was doing and also recognized the type of woman she was. He immediately said to himself that this was proof that Jesus was not a prophet, because He didn’t reject the woman who was washing his feet. Jesus having omniscience knew what he was thinking. through the use of a parable, Jesus ask Simon who would be more grateful for the forgiveness of the debt? Simon said that it would be the one who had the most debt.

Jesus pointed out Simon’s inconsistencies. It was customary for a quest to be greeted with a kiss, it was customary to anoint the quest head with olive oil because people wore sandals it was customary to wash their feet. Jesus explained to Simon that this sinful woman who has sinned much has washed his feet with her tears, and wiped them with her hair, Simon you wouldn’t even give me the courtesy of olive oil to anoint my head, but she has covered my feet with expensive perfume, you wouldn’t give me the customary kiss, but this woman has not stopped kissing my feet. Jesus said “therefore her sins and there are many are forgiven, for she loved me much, but one who is forgiven little show little love. It is the grateful prostitute whose sin is forgiven and not the stingy religious leaders. It is God’s grace through faith that sins are forgiven and not acts of love or generosity. Her act demonstrated her true faith and Jesus honored her faith. Overflowing love is the natural response to forgiveness. Only those who realize the depth of their sin can appreciate the complete forgiveness God offers. Do you appreciate the wideness of God’s mercy? are you grateful for his forgiveness?

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