Luke 7:37-38, 47 (NIV) – A woman in that town who lived a sinful life learned that Jesus was eating at the Pharisee’s house, so she came there with an alabaster jar of perfume. As she stood behind him at his feet weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears. Then she wiped them with her hair, kissed them and poured perfume on them.
Therefore, I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven—as her great love has shown. But whoever has been forgiven little loves little.
“She had discovered that with Jesus there is enough forgiveness for all our sin, even if we are the biggest sinners in the world. All of this was proven by the woman’s love. Jonathan Edwards rightly said, ‘All gracious affections that are a sweet aroma to Christ, and that fill the soul of a Christian with a heavenly sweetness and fragrancy, are brokenhearted affections. A truly Christian love, either to God or men is a humble broken-hearted love.’” [Ryken, Philip Graham, Loving Jesus More,Kindle Locations 696-700]
As we have experienced the sweetest “sound” of God’s forgiveness, let’s pray that our lives will also be a “sweet aroma to Christ.” Because our “many sins have been forgiven”, may our lives also show great love for our Lord Jesus Christ.
Let’s close in worship to this song, “You Are My King (Amazing Love)” written by Billy J. Foote, sung by Christy Nockels.