“There was a certain creditor who had two debtors. One owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty. And when they had nothing with which to repay, he freely forgave them both. Tell Me, therefore, which of them will love him more?” - Luke 7:41-42
It is very obvious that the answer to the question is the debtor who owed more than the other would love the creditor more.
There are those whose lives are in total rebellion to God. They are engulfed in sin immoralities, drunkenness and addictions. They have stooped so low in their degradation and shame. Without them even realizing it they have opened themselves to demon possession, driven and tormented by this invisible force.
They find themselves in a continual haze of dark and evil behavior. They want to change, but cannot help themselves. They are captive to the devil and his wicked devices.
On the other hand there are others who avoided stooping to such a low level of degradation and sin. They went to the best schools, got a good education and held down a good job while raising a family.
This seemingly good person may even be religious and try to live an upright life and even attend church on special occasions.
In human assessment we can certainly judge the second person as good, but in the eyes of God both are sinners and lost without Christ.
God’s word says, “All have sinned and come short of His glory.” It matters not who we are, all have committed the greatest sin and that is to break the greatest commandment, namely, “You shall love the Lord God with all your heart and your entire mind and all your strength.”
But forgiveness is a breath away. The Bible says, “Call upon Him and be saved.” The moment you cry out to Jesus in true repentance He will come into your heart. All the bad will be wiped away and you will become a brand new creation.
Dear heavenly Father in the name of our Lord Jesus I thank You for freely forgiving me of all my sin and failure. I love You with all my heart and will always be grateful for the gift of salvation and eternal life.