He Looked Up In That Tree

Re: Verse reading – Luke 19:1-10 (day two)
When they saw it, they all began to grumble, saying, “He has gone to be the guest of a man who is a sinner.”  So what do you think they were expecting Jesus to do?  How long do you think the crowd had been following him? Apparently not long enough to realize the house of a sinner is exactly where he would want to go.  Zacchaeus was the object of most people’s derision due to his occupation and his business practices.  That, however, was not what Jesus was interested in.  Thanks be to God.  How often do we look upon a person based on a preconception of their status or even an assessment of what we actually know of them?  Moreover it also stands to reason that there are those among us that would look upon us with the same misguided criteria of worthy or unworthy.  I’m so grateful that Jesus can look up in a tree and see none of that.  My prayer today is that I look more with His eyes and far less with mine.

Author: Aaron Hufty

Aaron Hufty is the Associate Pastor for Worship and Music at FBCSA.

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