The Parable of the Forgiven Debtors!!!
And Jesus answered and said to him, “Simon, I have something to say to you.” So he said, “Teacher, say it. “There was a certain creditor who had two debtors. One owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty. And when they had nothing with which to repay, he freely forgave them both. Tell Me, therefore, which of them will love him more?” Simon answered and said, “I suppose the one whom he forgave more.” And He said to him, “You have rightly judged.” ”…….. Luke 7:40-43
In our previous Study, we were considering how a Pharisee invited Jesus to His house to eat and how a well known woman entered and Weeping, kissing and anointing Jesus feet. We also noted how the Pharisee judged Jesus and the woman in his heart. Today, we shall consider Jesus responses to what the Pharisees said in His Heart.
And Jesus answered and said to him, “Simon, I have something to say to you.” So he said, “Teacher, say it.: knowing the thought in the Pharisees heart, Jesus turned to Peter to ask a question. Look at Peter’s response to the question of Jesus. Beautiful!!!! Each time the Lord says to us, ‘I have something to say to You, we must reply, “Jesus say it”. We must never be too busy to the extent that we fail to here what the Lord has to say to us. We must be sensitive to the voice of the Holy Spirit even when we are eating. Let us therefore always have the attitude of, “Speak Lord, Your Servant listens”
There was a certain creditor who had two debtors. One owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty. And when they had nothing with which to repay, he freely forgave them both. Tell Me, therefore, which of them will love him more?” : Here is a Simple Parable that the Lord told Peter about two Debtors that were Forgiven. It is a Picture of how the Lord forgives Sinners. For our sins are debt that we need to repay. And because we have nothing in which to repay our debts, the Lord has Forgiven us. Whether Great or little Sinners. He forgave both. Now the Lord asked a simple question. Who will Love Him the Creditor More? The one He forgave Little or the One He Forgave Much?
Simon answered and said, “I suppose the one whom he forgave more.” And He said to him, “You have rightly judged.” : All of us have got this false Humility which says, “I am such a terrible Sinner”. But the proof that you are such a Terrible sinner is that You must love the Lord more than anyone else. If The Lord has Forgiven You much, Then you must show your appreciation by Loving Him Much. If you feel you are the worst sinner, that has been Forgiven, you should be Manifesting more Love to the Lord. It is hypocrisy to say, “I am the chief of Sinners and Yet serve the Lord Little” If You don’t love the Lord much, then it means deep down in your heart, you believe God has Forgiven You Little. Come to think of it, Have you been Forgiven Much or Little? Is there anyone of us who feels He has not been Forgiven Much? As for Me, I have been Forgiven Much and I want to spend my whole Life in service appreciating Him for all He has Forgiven Me.
Dear Friend, Think of all that the Lord has Forgiven You. Is it much or little? Do you compare yourself with others thinking you are not such a terrible sinner? Recognize How Much the Lord has Forgiven You, and you will spend Your whole Life loving and appreciating Him for all He has done for you. May the Lord give us Grace never to forget all that the Lord has Forgiven us. Amen. God bless you. Have a blessed day.
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