I tell you, her sins – and they are many – have been forgiven, so she has shown me much love. But a person who is forgiven little shows only little love.Luke 7:47
Forgiving Many Sins
In this passage, Jesus goes to eat dinner at the home of a Pharisee. While there a sinful woman wept at His feet and broke an alabaster jar of expensive perfume at His feet. The Pharisee thought this was foolish and criticized her for wasting the jar. Jesus saw her in a different light. He said that while she has many sense, her love for the Lord exceeds those sins. The Pharisee had a little love for this woman which is why what she did didn’t make any sense. He could only see with human eyes.
We must see others with the eyes of Jesus. We must see them with the kind of love that Jesus had for this woman. Otherwise we will see acts of love as foolishness, just like the Pharisees. Her sins were forgiven because of her heart. What about you? Open your heart today to the love of Christ, and you will experience forgiveness as this woman did.
A Prayer to Remember
You have forgiven my many sins. May I see others as you see them, and have a love that goes beyond comprehension. Thank you for your forgiveness. Amen.