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Thought For Today 6-Mar-2004

Thought Fot Today

6-Mar-2004

Luke 7:41 There was a certain creditor which had two debtors: the one owed five hundred pence, and the other fifty.

Luke 7:42 And when they had nothing to pay, he frankly forgave them both, Tell me therefore, which of them will love him most?

Luke 7:43 Simon answered and said, I suppose that he, to whom he forgave most, and he said unto him, Thou hast rightly judged.

When we ask God into our hearts, and lives, he forgives us our debts! Our debts are the many trespasses and transgressions we have committed against him and his commandments! Every sin we have committed is a debt unto the Lord. Some owe much because they have sinned much, some owe less because they have sinned less. But, every human alive owes God a debt of sin, and unless we ask forgiveness of these debts daily the debt will not be forgiven! In Luke 7:42 The debtors had nothing to pay, they couldn't pay their debts. Just as we can in no way pay the debt we owe to God, we cannot cleanse ourselves of the many sins we have committed, and the sins we commit daily, the only way to be forgiven of these debts of sin is to ask God to forgive us, and God will forgive us the debts! God will forgive the one with many sins, just as he will forgive the one with few sins. Luke 7:43 Says that the one who is forgiven the most is the one who loves the forgiver the most! Someone who has many sins to be forgiven will love God more than the one who has less sins to be forgiven! Only you know your sins that God has forgiven. Many people would lay their life down for the Lord without even thinking about it. These are the ones that God has forgiven great debts (Sins). Others would lay their life down for God after thinking about it. These are the ones that God has forgiven less debts (Sins). Others would not lay their life down for God. These are the ones that God has forgiven very few debts (Sins). This is not my personal way of thinking, this is the word of God. Read the three verses again, forgiven much love much, forgiven less love less! I believe that each and every one of us who ask forgiveness will recieve it, and when we walk in the ways of God we will recieve the promises of God. However human nature will always come into play as long as we live in these fleshly bodies, and human nature is that we love those, or care more for those that do the most for us!! Jesus said this himself when he said in Luke 7:43 Thou hast rightly judged.

Tim V.