Thursday, April 18, 2019

Thursday, April 18th: Joshua 16:1 - 18:28, Luke 19:1-27, Psalm 87:1-7, Proverbs 13:11 ~ Nathan

Luke 19:5-10
(5) When Jesus reached the spot, he looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, come down immediately. I must stay at your house today.”
[6] So he came down at once and welcomed him gladly.
[7] All the people saw this and began to mutter, “He has gone to be the guest of a sinner.”
[8] But Zacchaeus stood up and said to the Lord, “Look, Lord! Here and now I give half of my possessions to the poor, and if I have cheated anybody out of anything, I will pay back four times the amount.”
[9] Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, because this man, too, is a son of Abraham.
[10] For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost .”

This story made me think of a famous person in Canada who at the time is not especially liked, our Prime Minister - Justin Trudeau. Just like Zacchaeus - he too has done dishonest things.
What would be my reaction if Justin Trudeau became a genuine Christian? If he asked Jesus to forgive his sins and gave his life to God, and tried to do better, would I laugh and doubt him? Or would I embrace him and pray for him?
Most important in life is a relationship with God

1 comment:

Tammy said...

I love that the grace of God did such an amazing work in the heart of Zachary’s that he wanted to make more than equal restitution!