NO MATTER HOW GREAT OR SMALL

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.

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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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4 thoughts on “NO MATTER HOW GREAT OR SMALL

  1. Thanks for linking to that very thoughtful writeup, Citizen Tom.
    It reminds me that I need to read the Bible more.
    I think it is very applicable today. Most of us are fantastically rich by ancient standards.
    Zacchaeus does not appear to have any pressing, need (unlike so many who sought Jesus).
    God has placed in the soul of all of us a desire to connect to the Creator, though some choose to suppress it. We’re spiritual beings and no amount of (worldly) success can satisfy our soul’s desire to know God.

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    1. @Liz

      Zacchaeus climbed a tree to see Jesus. Does not sound like much, but in those days that would have been very undignified. Grown men did not even pull up their skirts to run. Therefore, climbing a tree where anyone could have looked underneath his skirt must have humiliated Zacchaeus. Yet he suffered the indignity. Why? I think it is just as you say.

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