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Do You See What I See

  • 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 7:40 WEB

    Jesus was invited to dine at the home of Simon the pharisee, and as was customary for the time, they reclined around the table on low couches. Jesus would have been laying on His stomach with His head near the table, and His feet away from it. As they ate, a former prostitute crept into the house and stood over His feet. Under conviction, she began to weep, and her tears fell on the feet of Jesus. She became embarrassed, so she let down her hair (which women never did in public) and she began to wipe His feet with her hair, to dry her tears from them. After this, she kissed His feet and anointed them with very expensive perfume, which the women cherished.

    Simon the pharisee became disgusted at this. He was offended that this woman was in his house, and she was certainly not welcome at his table. Simon thought to himself that if Jesus was a prophet, then He would have known who this woman was that touched Him and pushed her away.

    Jesus knew exactly who it was. Then He told a parable about two debtors who were forgiven of their debt, one five hundred denarii and the other fifty. A denarii was a day's wage at the time for labor, like fruit picking. He then asked Simon the pharisee who would love the moneylender more. Simon answered that it was the one who owed more, and Jesus told him that he had judged rightly. In the story, the moneylender forgave them, then the people loved him.

    Simon felt that he was holy and had no sin because pharisees kept a long set of religious rules and traditions, while the woman knew without a doubt that she was a sinner and regretted it. Simon saw the woman for what she used to be. Jesus saw the woman who was standing there now. Simon could not see beyond her past, while Jesus forgave her of her past. The pharisees were exclusive, while Jesus was inclusive. How could the religious leaders of the day see things so differently from God when looking at the same person? Could we still do that?

    It does not matter what you have done in the past; you can be forgiven today. When you come into the Lord's presence, you will only find forgiveness, acceptance, and love. Many highly religious people and satan have a lot in common. They will keep looking at your past and try to make you feel like trash, so they can feel more righteous about their own mistakes. Jesus sees who you are now. Lift up your head and know that God loves you no matter what you have done in the past. You are welcome at His table.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father please let me see those around me, through Your eyes. Help me to see the good in people and to love them, as You love them. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: Ladies, today is Thankful Thursday at the "Ladies in Distress" group (our RHM women's group)! You are welcome to join in our weekly sharing of thankfulness for the Lord's presence and any blessings you may have experienced, big or small! "Ladies in Distress" is a private group, so if you have any problems joining, just post anywhere and we will help you :). Here is the link: Ladies in Distress


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Amen...... love one another! ❤️
May 28
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Keyana Mallory
Keyana Mallory

Beautiful just beautiful!!! Amen!


And how will anyone go and tell them without being sent? That is why the Scriptures say, “How beautiful are the feet of messengers who bring good news!”  -Romans 10:15

May 28
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen.  Thank you Pastor Dion for this reminder. Amen

May 28
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen!

May 28
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

amen 

May 28
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Amen,Our God is awesome.

May 28
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Thank you Jesus for the love and compassion you show to me and for forgiving me when I judge others!  In your precious name I pray, Amen!!

May 28
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen 

May 28
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen

May 28
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen

May 28
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Thank You Lord!

May 28
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Heavenly Father please let me see those around me, through Your eyes. Help me to see the good in people and to love them, as You love them. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen!

May 28
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Dear Father thank You for allowing me to recognize those who are down in life, to give love and help them as You have done for me. Help us not to see the past and to extend our love as You  has shown us, in the name of Your Son Jesus I pray, Amen. Thank You Lord for Your forgiveness and care. 

Great devotional reminder Pastor, God bless you and Sylvia. 

May 28
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Jesus name Amen. 

May 28
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord

May 28
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

May 28