Today I was reading Luke 7:36-50.
Jesus was invited to the house of a pharisee ( the big religious guru's of that time) for dinner. As things progress a woman "who had lived a sinful life" (37) comes in and immediately she is pegged as a "sinner". She comes to Jesus with a jar of perfume and her tears. As the pharisee's have already showed their distaste for the woman, Jesus tells a story of a money lender and two men. One of the men owned the lender 500 denarii ( lets just say that was a large sum of money) and the other man 50 denarri. At the end of the day neither of them had the money to pay. So the money lender takes pity and cancels both their debts- not just partially but in full.
Jesus then asks, who would love the money lender more for what he had done?
You guessed it, the one who owed more.
Jesus then points out that this "sinful" woman is like the man who owed 500 denarii. With that, Jesus forgives her sins leaving the pharisee's talking.
The point is, and this is my take, that it's not those who live pretty good lives or do little wrong that really grasp God's grace but those who seem to have done everything wrong that grasp it. God's grace is not given to only to the "good" people but to anyone who asks God and Believes in Jesus as their savior.
The money lender canceled both debts, big and small, God does the same for us.
· Sat Jan 07, 2012 @ 05:39am · 0 Comments