We are all sinners and fall short of the glory of God, yet when we with all sincerity turn to God from sin He who is faithful will forgive us and allow us to go in peace. (2 Corinthians 5:17-21). Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God. For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
Simon learned a vital lesson of forgiveness when he like so many point a finger at another as though they have never sinned a day in their life, but Jesus went on to show him of the love and forgiveness that is found only in Him! We see Simon learned a great lesson that day of the importance in forgiving another (Luke 7:36-50). 36 And one of the Pharisees desired him that he would eat with him. And he went into the Pharisee’s house, and sat down to meat. And, behold, a woman in the city, which was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at meat in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster box of ointment, And stood at his feet behind him weeping, and began to wash his feet with tears, and did wipe them with the hairs of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment. Now when the Pharisee which had bidden him saw it, he spake within himself, saying, This man, if he were a prophet, would have known who and what manner of woman this is that toucheth him: for she is a sinner. And Jesus answering said unto him, Simon, I have somewhat to say unto thee. And he saith, Master, say on. There was a certain creditor which had two debtors: the one owed five hundred pence, and the other fifty. And when they had nothing to pay, he frankly forgave them both. Tell me therefore, which of them will love him most? Simon answered and said, I suppose that he, to whom he forgave most. And he said unto him, Thou hast rightly judged. And he turned to the woman, and said unto Simon, Seest thou this woman? I entered into thine house, thou gavest me no water for my feet: but she hath washed my feet with tears, and wiped them with the hairs of her head. Thou gavest me no kiss: but this woman since the time I came in hath not ceased to kiss my feet. My head with oil thou didst not anoint: but this woman hath anointed my feet with ointment. Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little. And he said unto her, Thy sins are forgiven. And they that sat at meat with him began to say within themselves, Who is this that forgiveth sins also? And he said to the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace.
It is by faith that is within the believer does a whole new world open up, and allows one to be healed whether spiritually or physically as we read of just one of the many healings the Lord did in the woman who had an issue of blood for twelve years. (Matthew 9:20-22)…… (Mark 5:25-34).
Never allow satan who is the accuser of the brethren to overshadow you with guilt, for those who Christ has set free are truly free indeed in Christ! (John 8:36). If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.
The saving grace of Gods holy spirit sets us free, therefore we are not under any condemnation in Christ (Romans 8:1-2) There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
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It’s funny how we as Christians sometimes think ourselves worthy of the grace of God, but we don’t extend the same for those who we deem “worse” than us… Or we just dismiss them as if they will never get saved, instead of praying for them TO get saved!
Things to consider:
What if a homosexual walked in your church and heard the Gospel? What if they REPENTED?
What if you could share the Gospel with Vladimir Putin?
What if devil worshipping shock rocker Marilyn Manson asked Jesus into his heart??
Are they as worthy of the grace of God as we are???
Does God love them as much as He loves us?
Did Jesus die for them too?
YES! Every single person who is truly sorry and turns from their sin in repentance is definitely forgiven. Man would have no hope without the saving grace of God, for while we were yet sinners Christ died for us. We all live in our sin before realizing we need the forgiveness only our Lord can give us. God Bless You.
Amen! God bless you too!! And praise God for His abundant grace! I know I’m truly not worthy, but He saved a wretch like me!
I hear you brother, I cringe at what our Father saved me from. Blessings Dear one.