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Oh To Wise Meditations

Jesus died to forgive. He took upon Himself the iniquity of all humanity and paid it in full. By not forgiving the lesser debts of our neighbor and society, we show that we have not understood the light of Christ's righteousness. 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. Then she knelt behind him at his feet, weeping. Her tears fell on his feet, and she wiped them off with her hair. Then she kept kissing his feet and putting perfume on them. When the Pharisee saw this, he said to himself, "If this man really were a prophet, he would know who this woman is who is touching him; he would know what kind of sinful life she lives!" Then Jesus answered his thoughts. “Simon,” he said to the Pharisee, “I have something to say to you.” “Go ahead, Teacher,” Simon replied. Jesus told him, "Two people were in debt to a moneylender. One of them owed him 500 silver coins, and the other owed him 50. Since neither of them could pay him back, the moneylender said that they didn't have to pay him anything. Which one of them will like him more?" Simon answered, "I suppose it would be the one who had owed more and didn't have to pay it back." "You are right," Jesus said. Then he turned to the woman and said to Simon, “Look at this woman kneeling here. When I entered your home, you didn’t offer me water to wash the dust from my feet, but she has washed them with her tears and wiped them with her hair. You didn't greet me with a kiss, but from the time I came in, she has not stopped kissing my feet. You didn't even pour olive oil on my head, but she has poured expensive perfume on my feet. I tell you, then, the great love she has shown proves that her many sins have been forgiven. But whoever has been forgiven little shows only a little love." Then Jesus said to her, "Your sins are forgiven." Your faith has saved you and given you life; go in peace. Our acceptance of Christ's forgiveness in our lives reveals alot about our love for Him. Jesus died to forgive so that we could live to forgive. Lord help me to love much and to glorify you in everything I do. Now that we have been put right with God through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Meditate Hab. 2:4

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