|The World's False Judgment: Finding Love and
Grace in the Lord, Not in the World
Scripture: Luke 7:36-50
Now one of the Pharisees invited Jesus to
have dinner with him, so he went to the
Pharisee's house and reclined at the table.
When a woman who had lived a sinful life
in that town learned that Jesus was eating
at the Pharisee's house, she brought an
alabaster jar of perfume,
and as she stood behind him at his feet
weeping, she began to wet his feet with
her tears. Then she wiped them with her
hair, kissed them and poured perfume on
When the Pharisee who had invited him
saw this, he said to himself, "If this man
were a prophet, he would know who is
touching him and what kind of woman she
is—that she is a sinner."
Jesus answered him, "Simon, I have
something to tell you."
Tell me, teacher," he said.
"Two men owed money to a certain
moneylender. One owed him five hundred
denarii,[d] and the other fifty.
Neither of them had the money to pay him
back, so he canceled the debts of both.
Now which of them will love him more?"
Simon replied, "I suppose the one who had
the bigger debt canceled."
"You have judged correctly," Jesus said.