Daily Devotions – Zacchaeus, from that day on, for Jesus only

Daily Devotions – Zacchaeus, from that day on, for Jesus only

 

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Luke 19:1-10 (NIV)
Zacchaeus the Tax Collector
19 Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through. 2 A man was there by the name of Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was wealthy. 3 He wanted to see who Jesus was, but because he was short he could not see over the crowd. 4 So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore-fig tree to see him since Jesus was coming that way. 5 When Jesus reached the spot, he looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, come down immediately. I must stay at your house today.” 6 So he came down at once and welcomed him gladly. 7 All the people saw this and began to mutter, “He has gone to be the guest of a sinner.” 8 But Zacchaeus stood up and said to the Lord, “Look, Lord! Here and now I give half of my possessions to the poor, and if I have cheated anybody out of anything, I will pay back four times the amount.” 9 Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, because this man, too, is a son of Abraham. 10 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”

 

Choose one or two key verses from the Scripture reading in Luke today and do at least one of the following for your chosen verse(s).
A –  Ask questions of the text (Who, what, why, where, when)
– Emphasize certain words as you read the text over & over
I  –  In your own words (paraphrase one or more verses)
O  – Other verses in the Bible that say the same or opposite
U  – Use it; apply the truth from the text in your life

 

Thank You, Jesus, for seeking the lost. Thank You for looking beyond my past mistakes and Loving me anyway. You have given me a new start to life and renewed my heart with joy. Jesus, you are my Savior and Redeemer. I owe my all to You. Forgive me for judging the sins of others when You were so gracious to forgive my own sins. Allow me instead, to share Your love with them to so they too can know the power of Your Grace. Amen