My apologies to a former prostitute!
Luke 7:46-47 (New Living Translation)
46 You neglected the courtesy of olive oil to anoint my head, but she has anointed my feet with rare perfume. 47 “I tell you, her sins—and they are many—have been forgiven, so she has shown me much love. But a person who is forgiven little shows only little love.”
Have you read the story of the prostitute who poured perfume at Jesus’ feet?
I am sure you have. Here is how I read it in the past:
1. Jesus forgave the prostitute because she anointed His feet with her perfume.
2. The prostitute anointed Jesus’ feet because she wanted to be forgiven.
3. After she anointed Jesus’ feet Jesus forgave her.
4. She was forgiven because she loved Jesus much.
I was reading the story in the New International Version. My views changed after reading the New Living…
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