Summary: 3 of 5. Jesus called Simon the Pharisee to task regarding two demonstrations of love. Realized Forgiveness is reflected in a reciprocal/proportional appreciation. But Where/How is it tested? Fully Realized Forgiveness is tested in the crucible of...
REALIZED FORGIVENESS...The TEST of LOVE/Trust-III—Luke 7:36-50
Thru testing, the true identity becomes conclusive.
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.
Previously we found that Realized Forgiveness is tested in the crucible of...
3. PERCEPTION(:38, 39)
4—Realized Forgiveness is tested in the crucible of...
:40—“And Jesus answered & said to him, “Simon, I have something to say to you.” So he said, “Teacher, say it.”
Jesus knew Simon’s internal wranglings/conclusions. Jesus openly “answered” Simon. Jesus made sure that Simon would at least understand/grasp the lesson before him so He pointedly told Simon that He wanted to say something of importance to Simon.
“Jesus answers the thoughts & doubts of Simon & so shows that he knows all about the woman also.”—RWP
Simon realizing the gravity in Jesus’ tone, responded favorably to Jesus as a “Teacher”, calling Him such & giving Jesus the floor & Simon’s full attention.
“Answered”(See :43)—apokrinomai—1) To give an answer to a question proposed, to answer; 2) To begin to speak, but always where something has preceded(either said or done) to which the remarks refer. Strong—To conclude for oneself, i.e. by implication--To respond; by Hebraism[compare hne( properly--To eye or generally--To heed, i.e. Pay attention; by implication--To respond; by extension--To begin to speak; specifically--To sing, shout, testify, announce)] To begin to speak (where an address is expected).
From—apo—Off/Away from —& krinw—[ 1) To separate, put asunder, to pick out, select, choose; 2) To approve, esteem, to prefer; 3) To be of opinion, deem, think, to be of opinion; 4) To determine, resolve, decree; 5) To judge; 6) To rule, govern; 7) To contend together, of warriors & combatants.
“Something”(See :41—“Certain”)—tiv—Pronoun—1) A certain, a certain one; 2) Some, some time, a while. Strong—an enclitic indefinite pronoun; Some or any person or object.
“Say it”(See :39, 50)—epw—
“Teacher”—didaskalov—1) A teacher; 2) in the NT--One who teaches concerning the things of God, & the duties of man. Strong—An instructor (genitive case or specially). :41—“There was a certain creditor who had two debtors. One owed five hundred denarii, & the other fifty.”
Jesus’ lesson for Simon was pictured in a parable/story which He used to illustrate what had just occurred in the exchange of appreciation & opinion(:38-39).