The Secret of Loving God Deeply (Luke 7: 41-50) – Your Every day Bible Verse
BIBLE VERSE OF THE DAY: “A particular moneylender had two debtors. One owed five hundred denarii and the other fifty. When they couldn't pay, he canceled both of their debts. Which of them will love him more now? "Simon replied," The one, I suppose, for whom he canceled the major debt. " And he said to him, You have judged correctly. (Luke 7: 41-50)
The secret of loving God very much
By Mark Altrogge
The more we realize how much Jesus forgave us, the more we will love him.
In Luke 7, a woman with a bad reputation appears at a meal that Jesus is attending in a Pharisee's home. She breaks open a bottle of expensive ointment, then weeps over Jesus' feet, wipes them with her hair and anoints them with the oil. The Pharisee named Simon, who was most likely disgusted that Jesus would allow himself to be touched by this unclean woman, believes that if Jesus were a prophet he would know that kind of woman and have nothing to do with her.
After mentioning Simon's lack of courtesy – he did not wash Jesus' feet, greet him with a kiss, or anoint his head with oil – he pointed out how the woman washed his feet with her tears, kissed his feet, and went with them anointed oil. Then he delivers the punch line:
“This is why I tell you that her sins, which are many, are forgiven – for she loved much. But he who is little forgiven loves little. "(47)
Before he saved me, Jesus let me sink into a self-made pit of sin, selfishness, and misery. I couldn't get out and couldn't stop sinning. God is sovereign. He could have stopped me from sin. But he allows us to delve deep into sin. One of the reasons is that when He saves us we are much more amazed and grateful than if we had never sinned.
The same thing happens after God has saved us. He could stop us from sin ever again. He could instantly rid us of all pride, anger, and selfishness. But He sometimes drops us and struggles to re-appreciate His grace, forgiveness, and love. And that's why we'll love him all the more.
John Newton said:
“… When, after a long experience of their own deceitful hearts, after repeated evidence of their weakness, willpower, ingratitude and insensitivity, they find that none of these things can separate them from the love of God in Christ; Jesus becomes more and more precious to their souls. They love a lot because they have been forgiven a lot! "
Did you blow it repeatedly? Confused so many times that you can't remember? If you have not yet turned to Jesus, do so today! He paid for each of your sins on the cross and freely forgives all who call on him in faith to save them. He will cleanse you of every sin and you will love him very much again.
You may have believed for years, but you are discouraged in your fight against sin. Remember, Jesus paid for all of your sins long before He saved you. Ask his forgiveness and he will forgive you and purify you from all injustice. Not because you deserve it, but because he loves you. And you too will love a lot because you have been forgiven a lot.
I am not advocating continuous, sullen, Eeyore-like dwelling on our sins. But I do advocate reflecting on how much Jesus forgave us, because the more we realize the height and breadth and breadth and depth of Jesus' forgiveness, the more we will love him.
The Secret of Loving God Deeply: Consider the immeasurable debt that Jesus paid for you and how great his mercy and grace is for you.
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