I tell you, Simon, that her sins, many as they are, are forgiven; for she has shown me so much love. But the man who has little to be forgiven has only a little love to give. Luke 7:47, Phillips.
Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things. Romans 2:1. Simon the host had been influenced by the criticism of Judas
For the love of Christ constraineth us. 2 Corinthians 5:14. Christ delighted in the earnest desire of Mary to do the will of her Lord. He accepted the wealth of pure affection which His disciples did not, would not, understand.
She hath done what she could. Mark 14:8. Simon of Bethany was accounted a disciple of Jesus. He was one of the few Pharisees who had openly joined Christ’s followers. He acknowledged Jesus as a teacher, and hoped that He
The Lord answered, “Martha, Martha, you are fretting and fussing about so many things; but one thing is necessary. The part that Mary has chosen is best; and it shall not be taken away from her.” Luke 10:41, 42, N.E.B.
Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have. Hebrews 13:5, R.S.V. Achan had fostered covetousness and deception in his heart, until his perceptions of sin had become blunted, and he fell an easy
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6. Jochebed was a woman and a slave. Her lot in life was humble, her burden heavy. But