Jesus ate dinner in a Pharisee’s home. As He reclined, an immoral woman, most likely a prostitute, washed His feet with an expensive ointment, dried them with her hair, and kissed his feet. The Pharisee wondered if Jesus were really a prophet since Jesus did not seem to discern the woman’s sinful nature.
Jesus gave a short parable about a moneylender having two debtors. One owed five hundred denarii and the other owed fifty denarii. When the two debtors could not pay, the moneylender forgave both of their debts.
Jesus asked the Pharisee, “Which of the two debtors would love the moneylender more?
“I suppose the one who owed the larger debt,” replied the Pharisee.
Jesus contrasted the behavior of the Pharisee with that of the sinful woman. Then Jesus said:
“I tell you, her sins—and they are many—have been forgiven, so she has shown me much love. But a person who is forgiven little shows only little love.” (Luke 7:47 NLT)
Today, I prayed for gang members in America:
Lord, I pray that the Holy Spirit will fall upon Latino and black gang members and convict them of sin, righteousness, and judgment. And then that the Holy Spirit will guide these gang members into all of the truth. (Based on John 16:8, 13)
What do you think and has the Lord spoken to you?
Join with me on Fridays to fast and pray for prisoners, according to Hebrews 13:3.