November 9, 2021
Dearly Beloved in Christ, I greet and bless you in the name of our Creator, Maker, and ever unforgettable Lord Jesus Christ. The Blessed word that the Lord has given for you today is from the book of Luke 19:10, “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”
From the above context we read, again that Jesus came to seek that which was lost. That morning, Zacchaeus did not expect that before long he would be honouring Jesus in his own home. As a rich, important and chief tax-collector he was an individual who was hated by the Jews and despised by the Romans and was quite possibly a man who had been a swindler. But Jesus took time to come to him, to call to him and to open up for him the path of salvation, for Jesus has come to seek and to save that which was lost. No doubt God had been preparing the heart of this wealthy yet detested tax-collector, for God is able to discern the motives of every man, and this meeting with Christ brought a sinner to repentance, when confronted with the incomparable perfection of the Son of Man.
The arrogant Pharisees looked down upon tax-collectors and sinners and thanked God that they were so different from such ‘offensive’ people. These self-righteous men were so proud that they fasted twice a week, paid tithes of all their cumin and dill. They were righteous in their own petty little eyes, yet failed to act justly to love mercy and to walk humbly before God. But the Lord was different, from those critical Jewish leaders, who readily accused the Lord Jesus of mingling with tax-collectors and sinners! But that day, salvation came to the house of Zacchaeus, for the Son of Man came to seek and to save that which was lost. God still knows the heart of man and He is still seeking and saving those which are lost and bringing salvation to many souls who trust in HIM – by grace through faith.
Jesus said, “Take heed that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that in heaven their angels always see the face of My Father who is in heaven. For the Son of Man has come to save that which was lost. The Parable of the Lost Sheep is one of the parables of Jesus. It is about a shepherd who leaves his flock of ninety-nine sheep in order to find the one which is lost. For the son of Man has come to save that which was lost. If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them goes astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine and go to the mountains to seek the one that is straying? “What do you think about the shepherd? And if he should find it, assuredly, I say to you, he rejoices more over that lost sheep than over the ninety-nine that did not go astray. Even so it is not the will of your Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish. For the Bible says, God is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. So Repent and be saved. God Bless you.
Prayer: Our loving heavenly Father, we thank You for this blessed day. Dear Lord, we thank You because You came to seek and to save lost sinners like us and for the amazing love and grace You have bestowed upon us. Thank You for forgiving our sin s, for bringing salvation into our heart and for dwelling inside of us. Keep us humble in heart, meek in spirit and submissive to Your Holy Spirit, and may we be used to Your greater glory in all that we say and do.
In Jesus Name We Pray.