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...

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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...

1. RECOGNITION(:36-37a-b)

2. OPPORTUNITY(:36-37)

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).

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