“She’s a sinner!”
That’s what some religious leaders said about a woman who was known as a “immoral woman.” This lady came to the house where Jesus was. She brought an alabaster jar of oil that was filled with expensive perfume. She knelt behind Jesus and wept. Her tears fell on Jesus feet and she wiped them off with her hair. She kissed the feet of Jesus.
That had to be a touching, humbling scene. A scene that should have touched people and moved people to tears. Instead, religious leaders who were there said “This woman is a sinner!”
They even said that if Jesus were a prophet He would have known this woman was a sinner.
But these guys had missed the point. They were so filled with pride and arrogance they totally missed the humbling experience of this lady humbling herself in the presence of Christ.
If we aren’t careful, we can do the same. We are ALL sinners saved by grace. Everyone of us. None of us are any better than anyone else.
We can become so filled with religious pride that we become judgmental of others. The purpose of walking with Christ is not to become filled with pride or to feel we are better than anyone else but to be filled with humility.
Today, let’s not judge. Let’s not be filed with pride. To be like Jesus is to be filled with humility.
This “immoral woman” had a far better attitude than the religious leaders. She humbled herself in the presence of Jesus which is what all of us should do.