What Jesus Did! 'Jesus Came to Save the Lost!' — Luke 19:9-10

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Jesus responded [about Zacchaeus], "Salvation has come to this home today, for this man has shown himself to be a true son of Abraham. For the Son of Man came to seek and save those who are lost."
— Luke 19:9-10 NLT
Illustration of Luke 19:9-10 NLT — Jesus responded [about Zacchaeus], "Salvation has come to this home today, for this man has shown himself to be a true son of Abraham. For the Son of Man came to seek and save those who are lost."

Key Thought

Jesus didn't come to please the religious crowd. Jesus didn't come to pander to the social crowd. Jesus didn't come to hang out with the wild bunch. Instead, Jesus entered the world to save sinners. When we look back over the Gospel of Luke, we see Jesus reach out to men and women, young and old, powerful and forgotten, demon-possessed, and the politically connected. He came to save sinners of all shapes, sizes, and stripes. He came to save you and me.

Today's Prayer

Holy and righteous God, thank you for your great desire to bring salvation to all people — including me. Open my heart and move me to reach out to others who need to know your grace. Dear Father, stir me to seek the lost as passionately as your Son did — and still does. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Luke 5:32
  • Mark 1:35-39
  • John 10:10

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About This Devotional

What Jesus Did! is a series of one-year devotional guides through each gospel, using one short scripture passage each day and following the Gospel in sequential order. Each devotional consists of a scripture passage and a reflection and a prayer which open up the day's scripture and show how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

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