JESUS ANOINTED BY A SINFUL WOMAN
36 One of the Pharisees asked Jesus to have dinner with him, so Jesus went to his home and sat down to eat.37 When a certain immoral woman from that city heard he was eating there, she brought a beautiful alabaster jar filled with expensive perfume.38 Then she knelt behind him at his feet, weeping. Her tears fell on his feet, and she wiped them off with her hair. Then she kept kissing his feet and putting perfume on them.
39 When the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, "If this man were a prophet, he would know what kind of woman is touching him. She's a sinner!"
40 Then Jesus answered his thoughts. "Simon," he said to the Pharisee, "I have something to say to you."
"Go ahead, Teacher," Simon replied.
41 Then Jesus told him this story: "A man loaned money to two people—500 pieces of silver* to one and 50 pieces to the other.42 But neither of them could repay him, so he kindly forgave them both, canceling their debts. Who do you suppose loved him more after that?"
43 Simon answered, "I suppose the one for whom he canceled the larger debt."
"That's right," Jesus said.44 Then he 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.45 You didn't greet me with a kiss, but from the time I first came in, she has not stopped kissing my feet.46 You neglected the courtesy of olive oil to anoint my head, but she has anointed my feet with rare perfume.
47 "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."48 Then Jesus said to the woman, "Your sins are forgiven."
49 The men at the table said among themselves, "Who is this man, that he goes around forgiving sins?"
50 And Jesus said to the woman, "Your faith has saved you; go in peace."
The burden of sin destroyed the world, but then Jesus came and did the unthinkable. He took that burden upon Himself. He took away your sin as He forgave this woman of her many sins. Sin must not have any hold on you. Once you accepted Jesus in your life you will have the complete burden free peace of mind. Don’t let Satan try and deceive you. Jesus freed us all. In Him you will find complete peace. Keep your focus on Him and spend time with Him. He did this unbelievable deed because He loves you.
See how grateful this woman was, she cried tears to wash His feet. She dried His feet with her hair and anointed Jesus with perfume.
We must spend more time at the master’s feet, listening, hearing and worshipping like children. We must anoint Him with our praises and our lives.
Take a moment today and spend time with Jesus. Let Him know how grateful you are. Let Him be glorified in you.
To God be all the glory