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“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 7:47 In this story of a woman anointing Jesus, the woman realised her deep need of a Savior. Someone who will forgive her sins, and willing to accept her offering as a compensation for what she has done. She showed her heart to Jesus by weeping her tears on Jesus’ feet using her hair and by giving Jesus her most expensive perfume. To the eyes of self-righteous people, that woman is not worthy of any forgiveness....

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What is your greatest desire in life?  And  what is right now your most difficult situation in life? And how do to the two relate? If you know Christ, you know what the answer to the first question ought to be.  Your greatest desire ought to be to glorify God, to live so as to reflect the glory of His saving grace in the risen Christ.  That’s your heartbeat, but maybe as you read this, that desire feels faint, more like a murmur.  Enter, then, your greatest difficulty.  The people of Jerusalem in Jeremiah’s day had been conquered by Babylon,...

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Greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world (I John 4:4). Greater is He, the one who chose your body to be a holy temple for His dwelling place after He saved you, sanctified you. Now He dwells within, He who is greater than anything else on Earth or in Heaven. Paul said, I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me (Galatians 2:20). Greater is He, greater is He! The apostle Paul recognized that greatness within, the greatness of the Lord Jesus. Paul confessed that at one time he had been the worst of sinners,...

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And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity” (I Corinthians 13:13). It is well known that the Greek for “charity” in this famous verse is agape, usually translated “love.” Although modern translations all use “love” here, it is good to remember that the 18th century meaning of “charity” is much closer to agape than the 20th century meaning of “love.” Biblical love is a self-sacrificing recognition of the worth and active concern for the welfare of the one who is loved, and this also is true charity in its essential meaning. Faith, hope, love-these three abiding virtues are all...

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