In Luke 7:36-39, 48-50 Jesus has dinner with a self-righteous pharisee. The pharisee’s self-righteousness shows in his judgmental attitude toward one of the by-standers. She is a sinner. She showers affection on Jesus. Why? From Luke 7:48 we learn of her earlier forgiveness. Her actions display her response to that forgiveness.
So here we see that –
The self-righteous still judge
One who was forgiven
Some questions we might ask ourselves:
- Do I ignore or even deny others forgiveness?
- Do I criticize those who forgive?
- Do I forgive?