A Journey Through The Bible....Luke 5:30-32
July 5, 2012 10:04pm CST
But The Pharisees and their teachers of religious law complained bitterly to Jesus' disciples, "Why do you eat and drink with such scum?" Jesus answered them, "Healthy people don't need a doctor-- Sick people do. I have come to call not those who think they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners and need to repent." The Pharisees wrapped their sin in respectability. They made themselves appear good by publicly doing good deeds and pointing at the sins of others. Jesus chose to spend time not with these proud, self-righteous religious leaders, but with people who sensed their own sin and knew that they were not good enough for God. In order to come to God, we must repent; and in order to renounce our sin, we must recognize it for what it is. Blessings!
6 Jul 12
A sick people recognize that they are sick and need help. A people who think that they are healthy even if they are not will think that they didn't need help. But in the end they will suffer most because of their sickness have accumulated and getting worse. That also the same with our faith. The sinners will always admit that they are sinners and will ask for forgiveness even if they done nothing wrong. Because of that, GOD will forgive them as long as they are sincere. For those who think that they are righteaous and free of sins, they will not ask for forgiveness from GOD because they think they are sinless and not required for forgiveness. But because of this, they will have their sins accumulated and in the end they are more sinful.
• San Diego, California
11 Jul 12
Amen, this is so true, TazRes. He asked them if they believed that he could heal them, not only because they knew he could, but because they knew that they fell short of the glory of GOD. We need to get that mirror out and turn it on ourselves. It is the best way to "see" what we need to change in our lives.