“What Kind of Woman She Is”

by Andrew Forrest

The reason Simon the Pharisee is so scandalized when Jesus lets the sinful woman come near and weep all over him is because Simon can’t imagine that if Jesus really knew “what kind of woman she is” that he would let her approach. But that’s what’s so amazing about Jesus: he neither condones sin nor pushes away sinners.

Today’s Scripture:

Luke 7:36-50

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Rita Clinton August 5, 2019 - 10:33 pm

So that explains it: the Pharisee’s name was Simon. I thought perhaps Simon Peter had come to the dinner with Jesus and Jesus was referring to another time when He had dined at Simon Peter’s house and he had not been extended these acts of hospitality. The blind see!

Andrew Forrest August 6, 2019 - 9:22 am

According to research, Simon was the most popular man’s name in Israel during that time, so there are lots of Simons in the New Testament!


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