Scripture Nugget 10.3.2015

“As Jesus was walking along, he saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax booth; and he said to him, ‘Follow Me.’ And he got up and followed him. And as he sat at dinner in the house, many tax collectors and sinners came and were sitting with him and his disciples. When the Pharisees saw this, they said to his disciples, ‘Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?’ But when he heard this, he said, ‘Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. Go and learn what this means, ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’ For I have come to call not the righteous but sinners’” Matthew 9:9-13

As Jesus was walking along, he saw a man/woman called (insert your name) (insert where he sees you and what you are doing); and he said to (insert your name), Follow Me. And I got up and followed him. The key to repentance is giving up that which separates you from God and following after/joining with God in relationship. Notice what happens, your friends – those who do the same things as you – come to Jesus as well, they give up sinful behavior and join in relationship, not only with you but more importantly with Jesus.

Praise God for He calls sinners to righteousness!