A certain moneylender had two debtors. One owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty. When they could not pay, he canceled the debt of both. Now which of them will love him more?” Simon answered, “The one, I suppose, for whom he canceled the larger debt.” And he said to him, “You have judged rightly.” (Luke 7:41-43, ESV)

This is one of those scriptures that has marked me. I don’t think I’ll ever get over it, at least I hope not.

I used to wrestle with it a lot ’cause it says that the more we’ve been forgiven, the more we’ll love God. I used to wrestle with that. I would ask questions like, ‘what about murderers who come to follow Jesus? They get to love Him more than me, I’ve never done anything like that.’ It really bothered me for a while. But, then I had a revelation of grace…

And let me just say, you can’t really have a revelation of grace until you’ve had a revelation of sin. They go hand in hand. It was at the point that I began to realize the depth of darkness in my soul that I started to begin understanding grace a little better. It’s at that point that you really begin to understand that scripture above. That’s when you begin to realize just how big of a debt He forgave and how awesome the grace at the cross really was. Seriously, incredible…

I find myself more and more just thinking and meditating on God’s grace. It’s often times all I really want to talk about. It’s completely ridiculous (in an awesome way)!

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