Day Two: Sinners To Repentance

Luke 5:31-32 (NIV)
31 Jesus answered them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. 32 I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”

Isaiah 61:1-2 (NIV)
61 The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,
because the Lord has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim freedom for the captives
and release from darkness for the prisoners,
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor

When Jesus was asked about why he associates with sinners, his response shows deep compassion and love for those who are spiritually sick and in need of salvation. We live in a world full of suffering and problems like emptiness, guilt, loneliness and fear. He sought out those who are suffering and reached out to them with love and grace. Jesus offers hope to all who recognize their need for him. As those who have been forgiven, redeemed and restored through Christ’s ministry, we are now anointed to proclaim good news. God desires to use us to point others to our Lord Jesus who alone can make us new!

Prayer: Lord Jesus, thank for reaching out to a sinner like me and saving me. Now I want to love others by sharing the good news. Fill me with your love and compassion for the lost and use me.  In Jesus’ name, amen.

Let’s worship to “Too Wonderful (Psalm 139)” by Shane and Shane (click here)