Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Today's Verse : Luke 5:27

After this, Jesus went out and saw a tax collector by the name of Levi sitting at his tax booth. "Follow me," Jesus said to him, and Levi got up, left everything and followed him. — Luke 5:27 


After capturing the hearts of the crowd, Jesus now calls another disciple, Levi (Matthew). Two things are significant about this calling. First, Jesus called someone no other religious leader would have chosen, a tax collector and Roman sympathizer — to any Jew of Jesus' era, Matthew would have seemed very much like a traitor to his heritage and to his faith. Second, the tax collector followed, leaving behind his livelihood and his fortune. This is a powerful reminder that there is no one we should write off as unreachable with the Gospel and as unusable by our Lord.


Father of all nations, help me recognize the people you place in my path today who are ready to know more about Jesus. Give me the wisdom and the awareness to know when and how to speak with them about my Savior. In Jesus' name. Amen.

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1 comment:

  1. Wow! Truly the harvest is ripe, but the laborers are few. Lord, we pray laborers into the field. Help us see with your eyes. Help us see where you already are working that we might come along to work with you. Make our hearts work in tandem with yours. Make what breaks your heart be that which breaks ours also. Help us see beyond the veil. Help us see all men are the same at their core. Help us know they are all candidates of your grace.


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