"A certain moneylender had two debtors. One owed five hundred days wages, and the other fifty. When they could not pay, he cancelled the debt of both. Now which of them will love him more?"
Of course, the one with the greatest debt. Lest we start comparing ourselves with others, the greatest debt belongs to you and me.
For we all have “despised the Word of the Lord.”
He has pity on us and calls us to repentance. He lays hold of us in mercy and grants us peace. He takes our sin upon Himself, so that we shall not die but live.
"Your sins are forgiven." "Who is this, who even forgives sins?" Yes, the one whom we’ve sinned against, God in the flesh, Jesus Christ.
We love Him much because our “sins, which are many, are forgiven”.
These Seeds of Faith have been sown by St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Bridgeport, Nebraska. I’m Pastor Allen Strawn