Daily Word Of God
Luke 19:1-7a, 9-10
Jesus entered Jericho and was going through the town and suddenly a man whose name was Zacchaeus made his appearance; he was one of the senior tax collectors and a wealthy man. He kept trying to see which Jesus was, but he was too short and could not see him for the crowd; so he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore tree to catch a glimpse of Jesus who was to pass that way.
When Jesus reached the spot he looked up and spoke to him, ‘Zacchaeus, come down. Hurry, because I am to stay at your house today.’ And he hurried down and welcomed him joyfully. They all complained when they saw what was happening.
And Jesus said to him, ‘Today salvation has come to this house, because this man too is a son of Abraham; for the Son of man has come to seek out and save what was lost.’
Today's Pointers on God's Word
As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?
- Zacchaeus was very focused and determined to see Jesus. He climbed a tree to achieve this and didn’t care what people thought of him.
- Are you prepared to be embarrassed in front of your family, friend or public in the way you practice your faith, e.g. to say grace before meal in public, to speak about your faith to others?
- Zacchaeus was converted after he heard Jesus say, “Today, salvation has come to this house.” Recall the moments when you experienced spiritual consolation or felt guilty. What was Jesus trying to say to you then?