Summary: 1 of 5. Jesus called Simon the Pharisee to task regarding two demonstrations of love. Fully Realized is reflected in a reciprocal/proportional appreciation. But Where/How is it tested? Realized Forgiveness is tested in the crucible of...
FULLY REALIZED FORGIVENESS...The TEST of LOVE/Trust-I—
In chemistry classes, we were sometimes required to grind up & heat a substance in a crucible—a small heat resistant ceramic bowl with a pestle. The substance we were given was unknown to us. We were instructed to place the substance were to Test it in the crucible which suspended via a small tripod, over a bunsen burner(heat source). As the substance was heated we may add certain chemicals to it known to effect things in certain ways, causing chemical reactions which would narrow the results to specific substances. We would then weigh, &/or add to &/or desiccate the substance. Thru these tests, the true identity of the original substance would be conclusive.
Likewise, our grasp of God’s forgiveness is tested for authenticity by many means.
Jesus called Simon the Pharisee to task regarding two demonstrations of love.
A forgiveness that is fully Realized is reflected in a reciprocal/proportional appreciation.
You can know whether God’s forgiveness is fully realized in your life!
?Where/How is that fully realized forgiveness tested?
9 tests of Realized Forgiveness.
1—Realized Forgiveness is tested in the crucible of...
Explanation:(:36-37a-b)The One Who supplies your need
:36—“Then one of the Pharisees asked Him to eat with him. And He went to the Pharisee’s house, & sat down to eat.”
Jesus had encountered some Pharisees among the multitude who followed Him.
One of the Pharisees extended an invitation for Jesus to dine with him at his house.
Jesus accepted & entered the house & “reclined” at the table.
‘To understand this it is necessary to remark, that the custom among the Jews was not to eat sitting, as we do, but reclining on couches. The table was made by three tables, raised like ours, & placed so as to form a square, with a clear space in the midst, & one end quite open. On the sides; of them were placed cushions, capable of containing three or-more persons, On these the guests reclined, leaning on their left side with their feet extended from the table, & so lying that the head of one naturally reclined on the bosom of another. To recline near to one in this manner denoted intimacy, & was what was meant by lying in the bosom of another, Jn. 13:23 Lk. 16:22,23. As the feet were extended from the table, & as they reclined instead of sitting, it was easy to approach the feet behind, & even unperceived.’—Barnes
“Asked/Requesting/Invited”—erwtaw—1) To question; 2) To ask—2a) To request, entreat, beg, beseech. Erwtaw denotes the form of the request. Erwtaw, is to request a person to do(rarely to give—aitew) something; referring more directly to the person, it is naturally used in exhortation, etc.'' Strong—To interrogate; by implication--To request.
“Eat/Dine”—fagw—1) To eat; 2) To eat(consume) a thing. Strong—a primary verb (used as an alternate of esyiw in certain tenses); to eat (literally or figuratively).
“Went to/Entered”(See :44)—eisercomai—1) To go out or come in: to enter; 2) metaph.—2a) Of entrance into any condition, state of things, society, employment, 2b) Of thoughts that come into the mind. Strong—To enter(literally or figuratively).
“House”—oikia—Noun f.—1) A house—1a) An inhabited edifice, a dwelling, 1b) The inmates of a house, the family, 1c) Property, wealth, goods. Oikia denotes the dwelling itself. Strong—properly--Residence(abstractly), but usually concretely--An abode(literally or figuratively); by implication--A family(especially domestics).
From—oikov—Noun m.—A dwelling(more or less extensive, literal or figurative); by implication--A family(more or less related, literal or figuratively).
“Sat down to eat/Sat down to meat/Reclined at the table”(See :37)—anaklinw[TR/Byz]—1)To lean against, lean upon—1a)To lay down; 1b)To make or bid to recline.’ Strong—To lean back. Used 8X.
From ana—a primary preposition & adverb; properly--Up; but (by extension)used (distributively)--Severally, or locally--At(etc.)—& —klinw—a primary verb; To slant or slope, i.e. Incline or recline(literally or figuratively).
“Recline at the table”[MT--NASB/HCSB/NIV]—kataklinw—1) in the NT in reference to eating--To make to recline; 2) To recline(at a table). Used 3X.
From—kata—1) Down from, through out; 2) According to, toward, along. Strong—a primary particle; prepositionally--Down(in place or time), in varied relations(according to the case [genitive case, dative case or accusative case] with which it is joined);—&—klinw—a primary verb; To slant or slope, i.e. Incline or recline(literally or figuratively).
: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,”
A woman of 'some notoriety'(?) in Nain(?-7:11) as a “sinner” heard that Jesus was eating in the Pharisee’s house.
“Behold”—idou—Particle—1) Behold, see, lo. Strong—second person singular imperative middle voice of eidw/oida; used as imperative--Lo!.
“Woman”(See :39)—gunh—1) A woman of any age, whether a virgin, or married, or a widow; 2) A wife—2a) Of a betrothed woman. Strong—probably from the base of ginomai[To cause to be ("gen"-erate), i.e. reflexively--To become(come into being)]; A woman; specially--A wife.