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

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Then Jesus turned to the woman and said to Simon, "Do you see this woman? When I came into your house, you gave me no water for my feet. But she washed my feet with her tears and dried my feet with her hair. You did not greet me with a kiss, but she has been kissing my feet since I came in! You did not honor me with oil for my head, but she rubbed my feet with her sweet-smelling oil. I tell you that her many sins are forgiven. This is clear, because she showed great love. But the person that feels only a little need to be forgiven will feel only a little love when he is forgiven."
— Luke 7:44-47 NLT
Illustration of Luke 7:44-47 NLT — "Do you see this woman?"

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 which I anticipate sharing with you in a more perfect way and in a more 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.

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.