Today’s passage, Luke Chapter 19 verses 1-10, ‘The small tax man’, is one of THE great stories in the gospels. Our devotional writer, Sinclair Ferguson, describes it as follows: ‘In some ways it summarises the whole of Jesus’ ministry’.
And although there is much focus on Zacchaeus, and how he changed, Z’s eyes were on Jesus, and perhaps ours should be too.
So SF finishes his devotional like this:
‘That day salvation came to Zacchaeus’ house. Yes, he was hidden up the tree. Yes, he was in an unlikely place. And yes, he was an unlikely candidate for conversion (meaning he became a real believer, that is a repenting believer). But Luke narrates all this to tell us something about Jesus: “The Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost” (v.10). Jesus was seeking Zacchaeus. He knew where to look for him. And he found him. He always does.’
So to reflect on this passage today: ‘Are there things that have gone wrong in your life that you need to put right now that you are a believer, as you walk back down the road of repentance? What truths in this passage will help you do that?’
Moving down our church address list, we pray today for,- Lynn & Paul, as well as Billy- Jason & Corette, Pieter and Zarah