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Damaged Goods

  • Now when the Pharisee who had invited him saw it, he said to himself, 'This man, if he were a prophet, would have perceived who and what kind of woman this is who touches him, that she is a sinner.' Jesus answered him, 'Simon, I have something to tell you.' He said, 'Teacher, say on.' 'A certain lender had two debtors. The one owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty. When they couldn't pay, he forgave them both. Which of them therefore will love him most?' Simon answered, 'He, I suppose, to whom he forgave the most.' He said to him, 'You have judged correctly.' Luke 7:39 WEB

    The woman wept at the feet of Jesus and wiped His feet with her hair, while the highly religious Pharisee looked on in pure disdain. He was shocked that Jesus would allow such a person to touch even His feet. "Touch me not" was a big thing to religious people at the time. Those that were sinners, unclean, or diseased, were put out of the social circle. Yet Jesus touched them, and He allowed them to touch Him.

    While the Pharisee pondered these things silently in his mind, Jesus told him the parable about two people that owed a certain money lender, one five hundred and the other fifty. Neither could pay it, so he forgave them both their debt. Then Jesus asked: 'Which of them would love him more?' The one who had the greater debt forgiven was the answer.

    Then Jesus went on to tell the religious man that this lost person that had strayed from the path of virtue, loved God more than he ever did. Wow! That is a stark comparison of the warm heart of God towards the lost sinner, and the coldness of a religious actor towards the same person.

    We often go by His name, but we do not carry His loving nature. God loves sinners and He welcomes them with open arms. Do not let organized, institutionalized religion turn you away from getting to know Him yourself. Also, do not let the things that you have been through make you feel unworthy of His love.

    God can handle damaged goods. He was there when the damage took place, and you will never know how much He loves you until you surrender your heart to Him and let Him heal it. He can put your life back together again, where the others have only broken it.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, please bring healing to my life. Heal my emotions, balance my mood swings, make me stable in You. Repair the damage Lord, I look to You for help. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: "And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord's people" (Ephesians 6:18). If you have a prayer need, we are here for you! We and the prayer team are ready to lift you up at our private prayer page: RHM Prayer Network


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Thank you Jehovah for all your blessings and everything you do for us all and even repairing damage in us all! Thank you in Jesus’s name we pray! Amen
October 25, 2019
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen

October 25, 2019
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

October 25, 2019
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

October 25, 2019
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen

October 25, 2019
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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

Amen. Thank you Lord for your faithfulness in our lives. Good devotional Dion. 

October 25, 2019
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Thank You Lord!

October 25, 2019
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. God will heal a broken heart if you give Him all the pieces.  I read that saying a long time ago, and it stuck with me!  A happy Heavenly birthday to my Dad today. He passed when I was 12, but has never left me completely. He is and will always be my Guardian Angel. Amen

October 25, 2019
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Thank you Lord for forgiveness and healing in my life.  Amen

October 25, 2019
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Thank you Jesus.Please heal our hearts and family issues ..Amen 

October 25, 2019
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Heavenly Father, please bring healing to my life. Heal my emotions, balance my mood swings, make me stable in You. Repair the damage Lord, I look to You for help. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen!

October 25, 2019
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen 

October 25, 2019
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Shara Abel
Shara Abel

Really wonderful and a great reminder.... thank you!!

 

October 25, 2019
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Sheri Buckner
Sheri Buckner

What a wonderful message!!! Thank you, Pastor Todd!!!

October 25, 2019
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Oh Heavenly Father, I thank Your loving kindness for I'm a sinner and You are working with me to fix all my brokenness. Heal me and my family, talk to us and help us to understand Your designs. In Jesus name I pray, Amen. Praises to Your Holy Name. 

Thank you again Pastor, we needed this reminder. God bless you. 

October 25, 2019
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

October 25, 2019
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen and Amen!!!

October 25, 2019
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Sandra Colby
Sandra Colby

AMEN

October 25, 2019