Re:Verse passage – Luke 15:1-10 (day five)
“What man among you, if he has a hundred sheep and has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the open pasture and go after the one which is lost until he finds it?”
This is one of my favorite parables about the kingdom of God. It really shows the difference between Biblical Christianity and the rest of the world religions. There are many people who believe that all religions are the same. They describe a picture of a mountain and that “god” is at the top. At the bottom are humans. Each person takes a different path (religions) to the top. In the end, everyone who takes a path will end up at the top with god. (Ever heard that?). All religions are the same.
The problem with that picture is this…. The God of the Bible doesn’t stay at the top of the mountain- like the gods of all other religions. Instead, He comes down the mountain (Jesus) finds us, and brings us to the top to be with Himself.
God comes down the mountain. He leaves the ninety-nine and He searches for the lost sheep. In the parable, literally and figuratively carrying us home and taking steps that we didn’t and couldn’t. What an amazing picture! What an amazing God!! “Heaven came down and glory filled my soul!!”