What Jesus Did! 'Open to All People' — Luke 7:36

Sunday, May 3, 2015

One of the Pharisees asked Jesus to eat with him. Jesus went into the Pharisee's house and took a place at the table.
— Luke 7:36 NLT
Illustration of Luke 7:36 NLT — One of the Pharisees asked Jesus to eat with him. Jesus went into the Pharisee's house and took a place at the table.

Key Thought

Even though many Pharisees had repeatedly rejected Jesus, opposed his every move, and demonstrated an unwillingness to believe, Jesus went to the Pharisee's home because he loved all people. He didn't rule out anyone or any group from being exposed to God's grace. Let's not let our prejudices, or the prejudices of another group against Christians, keep us from the opportunity of sharing God's grace in Jesus.

Today's Prayer

Father, I admit that I have assumed someone's negative attitude toward your Word, your Son, or your people because of the way they talked or dressed, or because of my past experiences with others like them. Please forgive me for underestimating the power of the Gospel and for my prejudice. Help me love all people just as you have loved me. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • John 3:16-17
  • 2 Peter 3:9
  • Luke 24:47-49

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About This Devotional

What Jesus Did is a one-year devotional guide through the gospels, using one short passage each day and following the Gospel in consecutive order. Each devotional consists of a passage, reflection and a prayer which opens up the day's scripture and shows how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.