Tuesday Truth - Jesus Came to save Sinners

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Tuesday Truth - Jesus Came to save Sinners

So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
— 1 Corinthians 10:31

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Person wearing a sweatshirt with the word sinner on the front
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As we continue through Holy Week maybe one of the best things we can be reminded of is that Jesus came to save sinners. Jew and Gentile, young and old, esteemed and down trodden, rich and poor, educated and illiterate, male and female. So many ways to divide ourselves into groups or classifications. None of that mattered to Jesus 2000+ years ago and none of that matters today. Jesus was the only perfect person ever. That makes the rest of us sinners. We all know it, but sometimes we forget and start deciding which sins are worse, whose sins are unforgiveable. The truth is that Jesus came to forgive the sins of anyone that believes in him.

Remember the story of Zacchaeus (Luke 19:1-10) and how Jesus called to him among the crowd and went to his house. Zacchaeus was a tax collector, disliked by everyone, likely dishonest at times and no doubt a sinner. The crowd was displeased when Jesus called Zacchaeus by name, I think Zacchaeus may have been shocked as well. For Zacchaeus meeting Jesus changes everything. Jesus knew him, knew his past, and chose him anyway. Zacchaeus repents and declares he'll make restitution to those he's wronged and also to give half of all he owes to the poor. In that moment he decides to change and follow Jesus. Zacchaeus is not only forgiven, he's granted salvation despite all those around him that labeled him a sinner.

It's easy to fill unworthy and embarrassed by our sins, but understand and rest in the truth that God sees past your sins and into your heart. You have the opportunity to put aside those sins and be forgiven in Christ.