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Daily Reading: Deuteronomy 7:1-8:20 ESV, Luke 7:36-8:3 ESV, Psalm 69:1-18 ESV, Proverbs 12:1 ESV

Daily Verse: “Then turning toward the woman he said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I entered your house; you gave me no water for my feet, but she has wet my feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair.” (Luke 7:44 ESV)

EKMASSO (1591): “To wipe dry. Of “wiping tears from Christ’s feet.”[I]

Wipe dry.

Remember, Christ wore sandals on dirt roads when envisioning the sinful woman wiping Jesus’ feet dry with her hair. Pedicured nails didn’t exist, nor did all the handy tools we have today for keeping our toenails in check.  Nothing would stop the forgiven woman from worshipping the One who forgave her, not even mud-stained feet.

Comprehending Jesus’ love for you will humble you like nothing else.  Christ wiped our slates clean with His actions on the cross.  What cost us nothing cost Jesus everything.  And no matter how hard I strive for a sinless life, I still sin.  Jesus understands our human nature because He became flesh.  We can relate to Jesus’ humanity, which leads us to God’s sovereignty. 

Worship well.

Pouring expensive ointment from an alabaster jar, then cleansing with tears and wiping her Savior’s feet with hair, exemplifies worshiping well.  With her entire being, the woman worships Jesus.  Because of Christ, she has new life, one she never dreamed possible.  Freedom like she never knew now belonged to her because of Jesus.

Like the sinful woman, Jesus forgives us from our past and frees us for a new life in Him.  Experiencing life to the fullest happens because of Jesus.  You can’t save yourself, but Jesus can.  In Him, life begins anew, and when it does, you will worship like today’s heroine.

Give Jesus your past; let Him lead you into the future.  Forgiven and free, live life to the fullest today.

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[i] Strong, J., & Strong, J. (2010). The New Strong’s expanded exhaustive concordance of the Bible. Greek Dictionary of the New Testament (p. 81) Thomas Nelson

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