March 27

The mercy shown by God is extraordinary, no matter how much or how little sin is involved. The guests’ question here is important. Jesus has made it clear that He did not just announce that the woman’s sins were forgiven—as any prophet of God could. He forgave her—as only God could.

Then those who were at table with him began to say among themselves, “Who is this, who even forgives sins?” ~ Luke 7:49

And so, Jesus is showing this self-righteous Pharisee what real transformation looks like. And there is no other explanation. The people saw it, Luke 7:49, they all got it. Those who were reclining at the table with Him began to say to themselves, “Who is this man who even forgives sins?” I mean, they knew He could teach and preach, probably could heal and all of that, and cast out demons. He could even forgive sins. They knew He had done it. He didn’t say in verse 48, “God has forgiven your sins.” He said, “Your sins have been forgiven,” and she knew it was He who had done that. He affirms her condition of forgiveness. And the people all said, “This man forgives sins.” That’s as far as they would go. Always asking questions: “Who is this man who even forgives sins?” They should have been able to answer that, shouldn’t they? Who can forgive sins alone? God. But they never get that far. Every meal ever had with Pharisees ended up in obstinate unbelief. It all ended up the same way. Self-righteousness is such a terrible, terrible kind of blindness~ John MacArthur

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Read Listen
Deuteronomy 7:1-8:20
Luke 7:36-8:3
Psalm 69:1-18
Proverbs 12:1

Know therefore that the LORD your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations, and repays to their face those who hate him, by destroying them. He will not be slack with one who hates him. He will repay him to his face. ~ Deuteronomy 7:9-10

Do you love God? Are you trying to obey God? If so, know and read the bible yourself to know what and how to obey Him.  Know what the truth is, don’t take someone else’s word for it. 

New Testament

Luke 7:36-8:3

A Sinful Woman Forgiven
Women Accompanying Jesus



When they read this account, most people identify it as the story of an immoral woman. It isn’t really that. She is, in a sense, only an element of the story. It is the story of Jesus evangelizing a Pharisee.


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Listen to John MacArthur on today’s scripture below

 Luke 7:36–50


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