What Jesus Did! 'What Are You Showing?' — Luke 7:44-47

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Then [Jesus] turned to the woman and said to Simon, "Look at this woman kneeling here. When I entered your home, you didn't offer me water to wash the dust from my feet, but she has washed them with her tears and wiped them with her hair. You didn't greet me with a kiss, but from the time I first came in, she has not stopped kissing my feet. You neglected the courtesy of olive oil to anoint my head, but she has anointed my feet with rare perfume. "I tell you, her sins — and they are many — have been forgiven, so she has shown me much love. But a person who is forgiven little shows only little love."
— Luke 7:44-47 NLT
Illustration of Luke 7:44-47 NLT — "Look at this woman kneeling here."

Key Thought

What are you showing the Lord about your recognition of what he has done for you? Is it merely what is required or expected by religious convention? Is it less than that? Or is it extravagant and heartfelt?

Today's Prayer

Father, thank you! Thank you a million times over! May my words of praise, my gifts of thanksgiving, and my life of service be the beginning of thanks to you — thanks which I anticipate giving to you in a perfect way and in a perfect place when I stand before you face-to-face and share in the joy of my coming home. In Jesus' name, and by his gift of grace, I pray. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • 1 Peter 1:3-9
  • 1 John 3:1-2
  • Ephesians 2:1-10

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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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