Wednesday, December 11, 2013 4:50 AM

Works, Love, Faith, and Peace

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 4:50 AM
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 4:50 AM

When Jesus would justify the woman in the eyes of Simon, He points to her works, for only through her works could Simon see the proof of her faith; but when Jesus sent the woman away He did so in peace, He points to her faith, not her works.[1]

Lk 7:44 Then turning toward the woman he said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I entered your house; you gave me no water for my feet, but she has wet my feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair. Lk 7:45 You gave me no kiss, but from the time I came in she has not ceased to kiss my feet. Lk 7:46 You did not anoint my head with oil, but she has anointed my feet with ointment. Lk 7:47 Therefore I tell you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven—for she loved much. But he who is forgiven little, loves little.” Lk 7:48 And he said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.” Lk 7:49 Then those who were at table with him began to say among themselves, “Who is this, who even forgives sins?” Lk 7:50 And he said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.”

Her Works: she has not ceased to kiss my feet. Lk 7:46 You did not anoint my head with oil, but she has anointed my feet with ointment.

Her Love: her sins, which are many, are forgiven—for she loved much…

Her Faith: Your faith has saved you…

Her Peace: go in peace…



[1] Scofield, C. I. (Ed.). (1917). The Scofield Reference Bible: The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments (p. 1083). New York; London; Toronto; Melbourne; Bombay: Oxford University Press.

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