Re: Verse reading – Luke 19:1-10 (day six) 
When the Bible says that a person is lost, it primarily means “lost to God”.  Lost from the purposes and fellowship of God.  No longer His.  Owned and influenced now by someone else.  Most of us when we use this term (some regard it as archaic and judgmental) think more of the experience than the objective/spiritual reality.  We see it from our side, not Heaven’s.  Lost children or  hikers.  Only Luke tells the story of Zaccheus.  In fact, only Luke tells the story of the lost coin, the lost sheep and the lost (prodigal) son.  (Luke 15)  There must have been something about the word/concept that intrigued him.  What a tragedy it is to be lost to God!  Away from His fellowship and wisdom and protection.  To have an opportunity that is wasted/ignored.  It puts salvation in the correct perspective.  “The Son of Man came to seek and to save what was LOST.”  v 10.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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