The correct identification of an item or person is of utmost importance. I recall a moment of great embarrassment recently when a young man came through the line at church and thinking he was a student from our Bible School instead of the traditional handshake I gave him a big “man hug”. Imagine the look on his face and mine as I realized by his shocked eyes that I had mistaken his identity and rather than a Bible School student he was a first time visitor! Lesson learned—correctly identify before hugging!!
In this parable found in Luke 7:36-50 we see Jesus interacting with a Pharisee (Simon) and a sinful woman at a banquet. One person correctly identifies Jesus as Savior while the other wrongly identifies Jesus merely as a dinner participant. As we study this parable we will see how critical and urgent the correct identification of Jesus really is!
– Pastor Flaa