Luke 19

Today we are reading Luke 19. In this chapter we read about Jesus and Zacchaeus. “He entered Jericho and was passing through. And behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus. He was a chief tax collector and was rich. And he was seeking to see who Jesus was, but on account of the crowd he could not, because he was small in stature. So he ran on ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see him, for he was about to pass that way. And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, hurry and come down, for I must stay at your house today.” So he hurried and came down and received him joyfully. And when they saw it, they all grumbled, “He has gone in to be the guest of a man who is a sinner.” And Zacchaeus stood and said to the Lord, “Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor. And if I have defrauded anyone of anything, I restore it fourfold.” And Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, since he also is a son of Abraham. For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.””
‭‭Luke‬ ‭19:1-10‬ ‭ESV‬‬ Why do you think Zacchaeus was so eager to see Jesus? He was a “chief tax collector” and was rich. In spite of his wealth and power he was lacking something important. He didn’t have the peace that can only come from Jesus. He was so desperate to find what he lacked that he did the undignified act of climbing a tree. He didn’t care what other people thought. He wanted to have peace. Do you have God’s peace? Do you have the assurance of your salvation through faith in Jesus? May God bless you to share the peace that surpasses all comprehension. Pastor Tim

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