October 17, 2022

Your faith has saved you

Then He said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you.  God in peace.”  Luke 7:50

Your faith has saved you.  That’s what Jesus said to the woman who came and washed His feet with her tears.  That’s right, right?  That is how we get saved today, too.  We call out to Him by faith and receive His great gift of Salvation and redemption. Through our faith we are saved.

But, there is more to it, right?  More than just saved from an eternity separated from our Father in Heaven.  There is much more.  The faith that we used to reach out for salvation is also the faith that we reach out to God for all our needs.  We have been saved by His grace through our faith filled prayer.  It is not only for after we are finished in this world, our salvation and our access to God through faith is for this world.  It is for our salvation, and it is for our personal relationship with God through Jesus blood.  He cleansed us from all unrighteousness, and He saved us from the curse that this world is under.  We are now part of His kingdom, right here and now.  We are citizens of heaven.  We operate and live by His ways that govern His kingdom and we do it in our day to day lives right here in this world while we are surrounded by the sin stains of the curse that it has fallen under.

This is something we should be rejoicing in every day.  In today’s reading, Jesus told a story about two people who were forgiven a debt.  One was little and one was great.  He said that the one who had been forgiven of much, loves Him more and is more thankful for His great salvation, but it doesn’t have to be that way.  You can love God with all your heart whether you have been forgiven for many or few sins, but the truth is we all have sinned a lot over our lifetime and so our heart’s desire should always be one of great gratitude and love for our Master and Maker.  The Lord Jesus Christ.

Today I want to encourage you to rejoice in your salvation.  Be glad that you were rescued from eternal punishment.  Tell your heavenly Father how much you love and appreciate the sacrifice He made to get you back.  But don’t stop there, go ahead and reach out in faith for the answer to the trouble you are in today, too.  He didn’t stop His salvation when you invited Him into your life.  That is just where it began.  He will continue to save you every day of your life in whatever you are facing.  Whether it is financial, health, family, friends or employment, nothing is to big for Him.  He doesn’t want you to suffer at all.  His heart’s desire is to bring you through every crisis to victory in Jesus!

Today’s scripture reading: Luke 7:36-50

36 Then one of the Pharisees asked Him to eat with him. And He went to the Pharisee’s house, and sat down to eat. 

37 And behold, a woman in the city who was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at the table in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster flask of fragrant oil, 

38 and stood at His feet behind Him weeping; and she began to wash His feet with her tears, and wiped them with the hair of her head; and she kissed His feet and anointed them with the fragrant oil. 

39 Now when the Pharisee who had invited Him saw this, he spoke to himself, saying, “This Man, if He were a prophet, would know who and what manner of woman this is who is touching Him, for she is a sinner.”

40 And Jesus answered and said to him, “Simon, I have something to say to you.” So he said, “Teacher, say it.”

41 “There was a certain creditor who had two debtors. One owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty. 

42 And when they had nothing with which to repay, he freely forgave them both. Tell Me, therefore, which of them will love him more?”

43 Simon answered and said, “I suppose the one whom he forgave more.” and He said to him, “You have rightly judged.” 

44 Then He turned to the woman and said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I entered your house; you gave Me no water for My feet, but she has washed My feet with her tears and wiped them with the hair of her head. 

45 You gave Me no kiss, but this woman has not ceased to kiss My feet since the time I came in. 

46 You did not anoint My head with oil, but this woman has anointed My feet with fragrant oil. 

47 Therefore I say to you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven, for she loved much. But to whom little is forgiven, the same loves little.”

48 Then He said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.”

49 And those who sat at the table with Him began to say to themselves, “Who is this who even forgives sins?”

50 Then He said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you. Go in peace.”

Published by L. Lyden

Lynette is a recently published author and coordinator of Voices Magazine who endeavors to use her gifts and influence to encourage and promote aspiring writers. Her Daily Dose blog has been an outlet for her to encourage readers to walk closer to God each day. She is a wife, mother and grandmother who loves spending time and going on special outings with her family.

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