by Robert Walker

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She Kissed Our Lord's Feet (2 of 10)
Great Faith Series
Robert Walker
Luke 7:36-50

Tradition tells us that Abraham Lincoln went to a slave auction, & he noticed a rather attractive black woman who was about to be auctioned off. So he began bidding. The bidding went back & forth until finally he had purchased her.

They brought her over to him, & he instructed them to take the shackles off her wrists & ankles. Then he said to her, "You are free to go."

She looked at him & said, "You mean that I don't have to go home with you?" He said, "No, you don't." She said, "You mean that I don't have to do what you tell me to do, or say what you tell me to say?" "That's right."

"You mean I don't have to be your slave, I don't have to put up with your whims & your fancies?" He said, "No, you don't. You are free to go."

She bowed her head, & tears started coursing down her cheeks. She looked up at Abraham Lincoln & said, "Then I guess I'll go with you."

This story is about "a woman... a slave woman... who was a sinner..." a woman who was a sinner in that city or "A woman who practiced in that very city her shameful profession. She was a notorious sinner. She was a woman of the streets; a prostitute and she was a slave that would be set free not by Abraham Lincoln but by the Lord Jesus Christ.

We are all sinners without exception. We are born that way. The bible tells us in-

Psalm 51:5
Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity,
And in sin my mother conceived me.

And because we were born that way se are guilty before God. The Bible says in-

Ezekiel 18:4
"Behold, all souls are Mine;
The soul of the father
As well as the soul of the son is Mine;
The soul who sins shall die.

Yes, we all are sinner. And the first thing we are told about this woman is hat she was a sinner. Notice, then:-


This poor woman was a great sinner, and in verse 47 we are told that hers sins we ...

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