Your passion will offend those who do not understand it. Who the Son sets free is free indeed. Free from the judgemental eye of those who have not yet been freed. Oh, they will still judge, but you will no longer care.
In Luke 7 Jesus was invited to the home of a religious leader. A woman came to this man’s home to see Jesus. She was a known sinner…her reputation preceeded her. I’m sure the Pharisee was embarrassed to have her there. How would it look for him? Had she been there before? Would people talk about it? He may be judged based on this association.
The woman knelt down at Jesus’ feet and poured out a bottle of expensive perfume. The tears began to flow at the thought of the grace and mercy He had shown. She knew who He was. Her savior. Her Lord. She used those very tears to wash His feet, the hair that had rested in so many unclean places now wiped the dirt from the holy Son of God.
The Pharisee was indignant. How dare she embarrass him this way?
Her passion would not be stopped by anyone, especially one who had not know the full measure of His grace. No, she would respond to His love with her worship. And Jesus would receive it right then and right there.
He receives your worship too. Right where you are. When you are moved by His mercy your instinct is to worship. Go ahead. Don’t hold back. He is most definitely worthy of that which flows from a grateful heart.
Then he turned toward the woman and said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I came into your house. You did not give me any water for my feet, but she wet my feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair. You did not give me a kiss, but this woman, from the time I entered, has not stopped kissing my feet. You did not put oil on my head, but she has poured perfume on my feet. Therefore, I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven—as her great love has shown. But whoever has been forgiven little loves little.”Luke 7:44-47
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