Luke chapter 7 is ripe, filled will lessons we can learn from Jesus. We see Him as healer, as someone who brings the dead back to life, and as one who forgives. Though the miracles He performs in Chapter 7 can teach us many things about Jesus, I’d like us to focus on the forgiveness Jesus offers.
There are essentially two reasons forgiveness occurs or should occur in our life. One, when we have wronged, and two, when we have been wronged. Complete forgiveness is often difficult for us to give, and many times, it’s hard to receive. But we see forgiveness in Jesus.
At the end of Luke 7, Jesus asks Simon a question. He says, “A certain moneylender had two debtors. One owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty. When they could not pay, he cancelled the debt of both. Now which of them will love him more?”
Simon answers just like we would. The one who was forgiven the most would love more. Right? Jesus confirms that Simon has judged correctly. In this analogy from Jesus, we are the debtors.
We owe a debt we cannot repay. And that debt was so heavy God sent His son, our savior, to pay that debt for us. We have much to be happy about! Jesus has paid our debt in full. Would you reach out in faith today and receive this forgiveness?