A little caveat in the department of holding back from giving all our love to God.
Pay attention to the word “all”.
“Teacher, which commandment is the greatest in the Law?”
Jesus declared, “‘Love the Lord your God with 👉🏼 all your heart and with 👉🏼all your soul and with 👉🏼all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’e All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
🧤The “all” is used only for the lo❤️e of God. But withholding forgiveness from our neighbors steals love. For in the following passage Y’shua spills the beans.
He who is forgiven much loves much.
Here lies the logic.
A “woman of the city 🌃 “ what it means? It means wut yer mind is sayn.
Luke 7:37 Behold, a woman in the city who was a sinner, when she knew that he was reclining in the Pharisee’s house, she brought an alabaster jar of ointment.
The woman gave up her dignity in public for the love of Y’shua. She is “a woman in the city” (Sex And The City). She repented. She threw all caution to the wind. She is not going back to that lifestyle. These stiffs shamed her for it. Have y’all been there on both sides of the aisle?
What made her git that extreme?
She forgave all the men who used her. She was in the situation right there in the room and she could not be stopped. She did not bite back at those who questioned her worthiness to approach a famed healing prophet. It is just her and her God.
When others egg you on to seek justice against those who wronged you in the past (believe you me the Deceiver wants a part of the game), did you shoo all of them out so that it is just 👉🏼you and Y’shua business?
In this object lesson, the woman is forgiven much and she loves much. She releases the part of her heart that she has used to hold that person in prison and she also gave the room to love God (Y’shua) some mor wit it.
She is free!
36 Now one of the Pharisees was asking Yeshua if He would eat with him. Upon entering the Pharisee’s home, He reclined at the table. 37 And behold, a woman in the town who was a sinner, when she discovered that Yeshua was reclining at the Pharisee’s home, brought an alabaster jar of perfume. 38 As she stood behind Him at His feet, weeping, she began to drench His feet with tears and kept wiping them with her head of hair. Then she was kissing His feet and anointing them with perfume.
39 Now when the Pharisee who invited Him saw this, he said to himself, “If this were a prophet, He would know what sort of woman is touching Him—that she’s a sinner.”
40 And answering, Yeshua said to him, “Simon, I have something to say to you.”
And he said, “Say it, Teacher!”
41 “A moneylender had two debtors. One owed him five hundred denarii,[d] but the other fifty. 42 When neither could repay him, he canceled both debts. So which of them will love him more?”
43 Simon replied, “I suppose the one who had the bigger debt canceled.”
“You have judged correctly,” Yeshua said. 44 Turning toward the woman, He said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I entered into your house, and you didn’t give Me water for My feet. But she has drenched My feet with tears and wiped them with her hair. [e] 45 You didn’t greet Me with a kiss; but from the time she entered, she has not stopped kissing My feet. 46 You didn’t anoint My head with oil, but she has anointed My feet with perfume. 47 For this reason I tell you, her sins, which are many, have been forgiven—for she loved much. But the one who is forgiven little, loves little. 48 He then said to her, “Your sins have been forgiven.”
49 But those who were reclining at table with Him began to say to one another, “Who is this, who even forgives sins?”
50 Then He said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you. Go in shalom.”