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Daily Devotion

Read: Luke 7:36–50

“Therefore, I tell you, her sins, which were many, have been forgiven; hence she has shown great love....” Then Jesus said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.” Luke 7:47a & 48

When does forgiveness take place? When does healing take place? It is a question not easily answered when looking at the Gospels and the ministry of Jesus. Numerous times in the Gospels the text says that a person was healed or forgiven only for Jesus to say, after the fact, “You are healed,” or “You are forgiven.” In this story, Jesus indicated that the sinful woman’s love and outward affection were the result of her extensive sins being forgiven. Therefore, it would seem to indicate that the woman had been forgiven before Jesus pronounced forgiveness.

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