What Jesus Did! 'Three Phrases that Mean Everything' — Luke 7:48-50

Friday, May 8, 2015

Then Jesus said to her, "Your sins are forgiven." The people sitting at the table began to think to themselves, "Who does this man (Jesus) think he is? How can he forgive sins?" Jesus said to the woman, "Because you believed, you are saved {from your sins}. Go in peace."
— Luke 7:48-50 NLT
Illustration of Luke 7:48-50 NLT — "Because you believed, you are saved {from your sins}. Go in peace."

Key Thought

Jesus, our Savior, says, "Your sins are forgiven. Your faith has saved you; go in peace." Can you think of anything sweeter? Three phrases that mean everything! Jesus' words to the woman are a great reminder to us just how he feels when we show our love to him—not just when we confess our faith, not just when we are baptized, but any time we show our love for Jesus extravagantly!

Today's Prayer

Thank you, Father, for receiving my gifts of thanks and appreciation. Thank you, Lord Jesus, for affirming those gifts given in your honor by reminding me and the hosts of heaven that I'm forgiven, saved, and given the gift of peace. Even in returning my thanks, you bless me! All praises to the Father for his sacrificial love. All thanks to the Lord Jesus for his saving gift. All thanks to the Holy Spirit for filling my heart with joy. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Mark 2:1-12
  • Luke 8:43-48
  • Luke 19:5-10


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.