What Jesus Did! 'Forgiven the Greater Debt' — Luke 7:41-43

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Jesus said, "There were two men. Both men owed money to the same banker. One man owed the banker 500 silver coins. The other man owed the banker 50 silver coins. The men had no money, so they could not pay their debt. But the banker told the men that they did not have to pay him. Which one of those two men will love the banker more?" Simon answered, "I think it would be the one that owed him the most money." Jesus said to Simon, "You are right."
— Luke 7:41-43 NLT
Illustration of Luke 7:41-43 NLT — "You are right."

Key Thought

Have you been forgiven much? That's the whole issue with our Christian walk. Joy, appreciation, and thanksgiving are the heartfelt responses to a deep realization that in Jesus Christ, God has forgiven us of everything! We have been forgiven of more than "much;" we've been forgiven of everything!

Today's Prayer

Holy and righteous God, thank you so much for sending Jesus to pay the price for my sin so that you could forgive me of everything. How can I ever express my appreciation appropriately? I'm not sure, dear Father, but I offer you my life, my love, and my all in deepest appreciation. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Psalm 103:1-5
  • Romans 5:6-11
  • Ephesians 1:7

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About This Devotional

What Jesus Did is a one-year devotional guide through the gospels, using one short passage each day and following the Gospel in consecutive order. Each devotional consists of a passage, reflection and a prayer which opens up the day's scripture and shows how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

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