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“The Bigger Debt”
Today’s thought implies there must be more than one debt and that one debt must be larger than the others.
For more information, I invite you to read the following verses,
Luke 7:36-50
36 Now one of the Pharisees invited Jesus to have dinner with him, so he went to the Pharisee’s house and reclined at the table.
37 When a woman who had lived a sinful life in that town learned that Jesus was eating at the Pharisee’s house, she brought an alabaster jar of perfume, 38 and 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.
39 When the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, “If this man were a prophet, he would know who is touching him and what kind of woman she is — that she is a sinner.”
40 Jesus answered him, “Simon, I have something to tell you.”
“Tell me, teacher,” he said.
41 “Two men owed money to a certain moneylender. One owed him five hundred denarii, and the other fifty.
42 Neither of them had the money to pay him back, so he canceled the debts of both. Now which of them will love him more?”
43 Simon replied, “I suppose the one who had the bigger debt canceled.”
“You have judged correctly,” Jesus said.
44 Then he turned toward the woman and said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I came into your house. You did not give me any water for my feet, but she wet my feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair.
45 You did not kiss me, but this woman, from the time I entered, has not stopped kissing my feet.
46 You did not put oil on my head, but she has poured perfume on my feet.
47 Therefore, I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven — for she loved much. But he who has been forgiven little loves little.”
48 Then Jesus said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.”
49 The other guests began to say among themselves, “Who is this who even forgives sins?”
50 Jesus said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.”
As believers, we have a huge debt. When we get to the point in life when we don’t have debt, what a great feeling that is. But there is one debt a believer will always have.
We have a debt to Jesus Christ that we cannot pay. The woman in this account realized she couldn’t pay the debt she owed Jesus, but she certainly made a beautiful payment.
We, believers, find ourselves in a similar situation.
What are some ways we can make payments? With the help of the Holy Spirit, change into the kind of people the Lord Jesus would have us be.
Well, what pattern do we have to follow?
The Lord Jesus Himself, there is a wealth of information about our Lord and Savior that we find in the Bible.
How many Bibles do you have in your house? None of us have an excuse; get into the Word of God and allow the Holy Spirit to make the needed changes.
Jim Elliot, a murdered missionary said this while still alive.
” He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.”
Be Blest, Be a Blessing.

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