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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 7:39'43 WEB.

    One day, Jesus was invited to dine at a Pharisee's house. While they were talking, a sinful woman came in and began weeping at the feet of Jesus. Her tears dripped down on His feet and wet them. So she dried His feet with her hair, anointed them with fragrant oil, and kissed them.

    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 in his mind, Jesus suddenly told him a parable about his silent thoughts. Two people owed a certain moneylender, 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 who had strayed from the path of virtue loved God more than he 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 don't carry His loving nature. God loves sinners, and He welcomes them with open arms. Don't let organized, institutionalized religion turn you away from getting to know Him yourself. Also, don't let the things you have been through make you feel unworthy of His love.

    God can handle damaged goods. He was there when it took place, and you'll 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, when 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 done to me, Lord. I look to You for help. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: "This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.' (John 5:14) ~ 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 for this devotional for today….. Help me to be more like Jesus! Thank you for this new day and RHM and Pastor Dionand Sylvia! ❤️
July 24, 2021
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone Have A Bless Day 

July 24, 2021
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozelledited: July 24, 2021

Amen :)

July 24, 2021
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Candy Laventure
Candy Laventure

Amen!

July 24, 2021
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. Heavenly Father,  Thank you for all of my Blessings. Thank you for listening and answering my prayers. Amen

July 24, 2021
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Heavenly Father we thank you for all our blessings.We love and worship you. Amen 

July 24, 2021
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen, Father I thank You for Your Blessings

July 24, 2021
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen! Thank you Lord Jesus that you love me, even me. Please help me to love others the same way you do.Thank you Pastor Dion and Sylvia.

July 24, 2021
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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

Yes, I am damaged goods.  I ask Lord that you fill my heart with love and mercies, like yours.  Thank you for always forgiving me.  I love you and appreciate all you do for me each and every day. Amen  Thank you Pastor Dion and Sylvia

July 24, 2021
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

July 24, 2021
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Amen! Have a blessed Saturday all :)

July 24, 2021
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

O' Heavenly Father, after giving You thanks for Your love for us I humbly ask You to lead us to be closer to You with our actions and to give others the love You have provided us with. That whatever is damage in our lives be healed with Your forgiveness, in Jesus Christ name we pray, Amen. Praise the Lord. 

Thank you Pastor and Sylvia for all you do through this Ministry to help us be closer to the Lord, God bless you both, Amen. 

July 24, 2021
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Penningtonedited: July 24, 2021

Lord Jesus thank you for loving me so much. Thank you for your forgiveness and Grace. Help us all who believe in You to be strong and follow you and witness to others. Amen 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Susan Petho
Susan Petho

Amen!

July 24, 2021
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen

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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord 

July 24, 2021
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen and Amen!!

July 24, 2021
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen!

July 24, 2021
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David Fabillaran
David Fabillaran

Amen and amen!

July 24, 2021