A Woman washes Jesus’ feet

Luke 7:36-50

A Woman Washes Jesus’ Feet:  38 and stood behind Jesus at his feet, crying. She began to wash his feet with her tears, and she dried them with her hair, kissing them many times and rubbing them with the perfume.

Lord, thank you for teaching me to be an authentic Christian. Not a perfect Christian but a Christian who recognizes all her imperfections. I am no better than anyone one in this world. I’m just a blade in the grass that quickly withers away.  Glory be to The Lord most high.

This woman was carrying the heavy weight of her sin on her shoulders. She knew that Jesus was the forgiver of all sins and had enough faith to present it to Him. Jesus was in the home of a PHARISEE when the woman approached Him. First off, the woman would have had to enter the Pharisees home to approach Jesus. She had to put her emotions aside knowing that this Pharisee was going to judge her. With all the commotion, she was able to cry hard enough to create enough tears to wash Jesus’ feet. To make a long story short, she didn’t give a flying pig about the Pharisees, about the judgment of others, about what he said or she said about her sin. What she wanted was the salvation that Jesus had to offer.

Pharisee– A self-righteous person; a hypocrite.

Pharisees always had something bad to say about sinners. The Pharisee questioned why Jesus would allow a sinner to touch His feet. Don’t we all have a Pharisee in our lives? We sin and all of a sudden, our friends became sinless. All of a sudden, the leader of the youth group never sinned in his life. All of a sudden, mom never had sex before marriage. All of a sudden, daddy never smoked pot. All of a sudden all the attention is forwarded towards your sin as if perfection existed. Pah-Leeze!

Listen here, God never gave levels to sin. Murder is not greater than stealing. Lying is not greater than disrespecting your parents. Each sin is seen equally by God and He offers us the same forgiveness He offered the woman. What we have to do is cancel out the negative noise from “perfect people” and pour our tears on Jesus’ feet. We need take our sin and give it to the Lord even when people make you feel like you’re not worthy enough to have Gods attention.

NO ONE IS WORTHY!

I don’t care what people take away from you to punish you for your sin. The only one worthy of doing that is The Lord himself. We are proof that He doesn’t take away according to our sin because ALL OF US ARE STILL STANDING.

Psalm 103:10-14

10  He does not treat us as our sins deserve  or repay us according to our iniquities. 11 For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is His love for those who fear Him; 12 as far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us. 13 As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear Him; 14 for He knows how we are formed, He remembers that we are dust.

AND THAT’S OLD TESTAMENT PEOPLE!

So no, Jesus does not treat us bad, or take away what means most to us, or tell us we don’t deserve to have that new car, or tell us we deserved to have a loved one taken away from us, or that we deserve to be a widow, or that we deserve that broken leg because of sin. BONK THAT!

If that’s what you believe; that Jesus treats us as our sins deserve, than I feel sorry for you! If you believe that, you must think you are self-righteous or you really don’t read scripture because Jesus tells us the exact opposite.

What He tells us is that when we are consumed by our sin and we can’t carry it anymore, we bring it to His feet, cry all we want and receive forgiveness.

Luke 7:50 Jesus said to the woman, “Because you believed, you are saved from your sins. Go in peace.

Now that’s the Jesus I believe in.

-KG

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