Excellent Bible exposition! If we want to understand the Bible, we have to understand what the writer intended to say, God’s message, and the application to our life.
I measured in at five feet tall, during may last medical exam. I’m short. I’m also a sinner, just like the little man that couldn’t wait to see the Messiah. Like all sinners, waiting to get a look at the Savior of the world, it doesn’t matter what our size, our occupation, what is in our hearts. Jesus loves all people – all sinners – all of us.
He was the chief tax collector of Jericho. He was also a descendant of Abraham. His own people despised him because tax collectors were considered corrupt as well as traitors to their own people. Zacchaeus was also short – very short. So short, that when the parade of people welcoming Jesus to Jericho, prevented Zacchaeus from getting a good look at Him.
He had a lot of things going against him, but he’d heard all about Jesus and he knew all he needed to do…
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