Luke 19

Arlin Sorensen's Thoughts on Scripture

Luke 19 has Jesus coming across a short guy named Zacchaeus, who wanted to see Jesus so “he ran on ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see him, for he was about to pass that way”.  This tax collector knew he needed a Savior, and he did what he had to in order to be able to see Him.  “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”.  Jesus invites himself to go and have a meal with this man, even though he was not highly thought of at all.

Of course, the religious leaders had a different view and “when they saw it, they all grumbled”.  They couldn’t understand why Jesus would associate with a sinner like Zacchaeus, who cheated people and…

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