Dan Ford

Text: Luke 19:1-10

#76 in Luke Series

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At the end of Luke 18, we saw that some of Jesus’ disciples went ahead of Him and tried to prevent a blind man from crying out as Christ passed his way. Jesus, in turn, granted the man his sight because of his faith.
At the beginning of Luke 19, we encounter another man who ran ahead, but the noted sinner Zacchaeus ran in order to position himself for his own look at Christ. The Lord Jesus, in turn, invited Himself into Zacchaeus’ home for all of us to have a good look. Luke 19:1-10

Luke 19:1-10 (NKJV)

Jesus Comes to Zacchaeus’ House
19 Then Jesus entered and passed through Jericho. 2 Now behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus who was a chief tax collector, and he was rich. 3 And he sought to see who Jesus was, but could not because of the crowd, for he was of short stature. 4 So he ran ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see Him, for He was going to pass that way. 5 And when Jesus came to the place, He looked up and saw him,[a] and said to him, “Zacchaeus, make haste and come down, for today I must stay at your house.” 6 So he made haste and came down, and received Him joyfully. 7 But when they saw it, they all complained, saying, “He has gone to be a guest with a man who is a sinner.”

8 Then Zacchaeus stood and said to the Lord, “Look, Lord, I give half of my goods to the poor; and if I have taken anything from anyone by false accusation, I restore fourfold.”

9 And Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, because he also is a son of Abraham; 10 for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.”