Friday, June 2, 2017

Forgiven Much

There's a story in Luke 7:36-50 about Jesus forgiving the sinful woman (who washed His feet with tears and anointed them with oil). In that passage Jesus makes His point in verse 47,
"Therefore I say to you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven, for she loved much. But to whom little is forgiven, the same loves little.”
We are all disgusting, hopeless, death-deserving wretches on our own with many sins needing forgiveness. So, who is being forgiven little? The good man with fewer sins who needs less forgiveness? Oh wait, he doesn't exist! So who? The one who is forgiven little... who's that?

You can only be forgiven little if you only ask for forgiveness for a little. The one who is forgiven little is the one who repents of little. 

If you want to love more, repent more! We need to continually pray that God opens our eyes and reveals more of our sin to us. From my experience, this is a prayer that He always, quickly answers!