July 29th, 2018
Most Forgiven and Loved the Most Includes No “Phony Baloney” Clause
Luke 7:41-43 (KJB) There was a certain creditor which had two debtors: the one owed five hundred pence, and the other fifty. 42 And when they had nothing to pay, he frankly forgave them both. Tell me therefore, which of them will love him most? 43 Simon answered and said, I suppose that he, to whom he forgave most. And he said unto him, Thou hast rightly judged.
It is impossible for a man to wrap his finite head around the complex supernatural nature involved in God’s forgiveness. It can be easy for us to segregate varieties or flavors of sin into piles like “little sin” and “big sins” as we attempt to sort these spiritual things out in our mind.
The context of this spiritual precept is important in the life of every professing Christian. There is no volume of sin, except stark unbelief, that cannot be forgiven of God. Anyone who would tell you that there is some sin that God will not ever forgive is feeding you a spoonful of “spiritual phony baloney.” It is up to you to become more familiar with the merciful nature of God learning to properly discern His truths from that of the devil’s lies and allow God to rightly apply His mercy to your life.
This parable is one of many verses, used as an example for us, of the clear teaching of God about His magnanimous nature in forgiving sin. Every individual owes a substantial amount to God for his or her sin. More than he or she can ever pay. Therefore, no individual can merit or manufacture God’s forgiveness.
There is no spiritual scale to weigh the individual heaviness of every sin because as a person sins just once, the weight of his sin brings certain death forever indebting his heart and soul. This truth makes it a necessity for God to apply His precious shed blood and supernatural forgiving nature inside the heart of every person for quickening him or her spiritually alive.
The bottom line: the more sin found, the more forgiveness of God is applied. The more forgiveness and mercy of God applied, the more love of God is at work inside a sin wounded soul. The more love of God applied, the more love a spiritually alive heart has for things of God. God delights in bathing hearts in His forgiveness of sin.