Ok, I don’t know if you know this but David in the bible (the guy who killed Goliath) was the best psalmist or musician of his time and the Book of Psalms is mostly comprised of David’s love songs to God. So, if you could please SING these verses out loud or to yourself (so you won’t scare the person next to you) it would be greatly appreciated!!!
“7But as for me, I will come into thy house in the multitude of thy mercy: and in thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple.8 Lead me, O Lord, in thy righteousness because of mine enemies; make thy way straight before my face… 11 But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.12For thou, Lord, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield.”
To me, these verses stood out the most. In a way, David’s song of worship was describing the Woman'sact of worship for Jesus. In Luke, it says that the woman a sinner knew that Jesus was in the Pharisees house. It goes on to say that she stood behind Jesus and began to wash his feet with her tears, wiped them with her hair, kissed them, and anointed them with perfume.
The mercy on this woman was truly great. First of all she was an uninvited sinner woman, and she was touching Jesus! That was a huge mistake! Never the less, she continued to worship (You go Girl!). Now, the Pharisees of course repeated information to Jesus that he already knew about the woman…that she was a sinner and all. But, Jesus in all of his love and mercy defended the woman to the Pharisees. Jesus knew everything about her, down to the last dirty detail but he still loved her and forgave her.
I believe this woman knew Jesus loved her, because in Luke chapter 7 verse 50 it reads, “And he said to the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace”. I believe she had faith that her ALL her sins were forgiven even before she came to the Pharisees house. You can’t just show up uninvited at the White House, and expect to get an audience with the president. That’s abnormal!!
So, obviously the woman was on another level. Her act of worship for Jesus (crying, kissing, wiping, anointing) was a byproduct of Jesus’ great love and mercy on her life. Because of that great love and mercy, the woman had to do something outrageous. Jesus did the exact thing for us. He has forgiven us of every sin, past, present, and future through the shedding of his blood, and has forgotten them so that we can live with him forever. So, because of his great love and mercy on our lives, we should be giving our Lord back all the worship he deserves. So what is holding you back??
Saturday Sacrifice: Hannah
Saturday Sacrifice: Hannah
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Ever wonder where CeCe Winans got the idea for this song from? Luke 7:18-50