Which of Them?
And one of the Pharisees desired him that he would eat with him. And he
went into the Pharisee's house, and sat down to meat. And, behold, a woman
in the city, which was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at
meat in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster box of ointment, And
stood at his feet behind him weeping, and began to wash his feet
with tears, and did wipe them with the hairs of her head, and kissed
his feet, and anointed them with the ointment. Now when the Pharisee
which had bidden him saw it, he spake within himself, saying, This
man, if he were a prophet, would have known who and what manner of woman
this is that toucheth him: for she is a sinner. And Jesus answering
said unto him, Simon, I have somewhat to say unto
thee. And he saith, Master, say on.
There was a certain creditor which had two debtors: the one owed five hundred
pence, and the other fifty. And when they had nothing to pay, he frankly
forgave them both. Tell me therefore, which of them will love him most?
Simon answered and said, I suppose that he, to whom he forgave
most. And he said unto him, Thou hast rightly judged.
And he turned to the woman, and said unto Simon, Seest thou this woman?
I entered into thine house, thou gavest me no water for my feet: but she
hath washed my feet with tears, and wiped them with the hairs of
her head. Thou gavest me no kiss: but this woman since the time I came
in hath not ceased to kiss my feet. My head with oil thou didst not anoint:
but this woman hath anointed my feet with ointment. Wherefore I say unto
thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to
whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little.
My friend, how much do you need to be forgiven of? How many sins have you
committed? How unworthy are you? How great a load can God take off your
The greater the load removed, the greater the feeling of relief, of being
The closer you walk with Him, the more He shall shall bless you with His
presence and comfort.
Thou meetest him that rejoiceth and worketh righteousness, those that
remember thee in thy ways: behold, thou art wroth; for we have sinned:
in those is continuance, and we shall be saved. ¶ But we are all as
an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy
rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind,
have taken us away. And there is none that calleth upon thy name,
that stirreth up himself to take hold of thee: for thou hast hid thy face
from us, and hast consumed us, because of our iniquities. But now, O LORD,
thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter;
and we all are the work of thy hand. Be not wroth very sore, O LORD,
neither remember iniquity for ever: behold, see, we beseech thee, we are
all thy people.
Repent of your sins, my friend and He shall wash you clean in the water
of His word, through the supernatural power of His Holy Spirit.
And he said to the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee;
go in peace.
And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord, And my spirit
hath rejoiced in God my Saviour. For he hath regarded the low estate of
his handmaiden: for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call
me blessed. For he that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy
is his name. And his mercy is on them that fear him from
generation to generation. He hath shewed strength with his arm; he hath
scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts. He hath put down
the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree. He
hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he hath sent empty