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Would You Climb A Tree To See?

“The ultimate test of man’s conscience may be his willingness to sacrifice something today for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard. — Gaylord Nelson

Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through when the chief tax collector, Zacchaeus, ran ahead and climbed a sycamore-fig tree to see Jesus. If our favorite singer was in town on the same day as Jesus, which one would you climb a tree to see?

Whatever conversation took place between Jesus and Zaccheus, he stood up and said to the Lord, “Look, Lord! Here and now, I give half of my possessions to the poor, and if I have cheated anybody out of anything, I will pay back four times the amount. 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 came to seek and to save the lost.” (Luke 19:1-10)

Jesus invited Himself to Zacchaeus’ house because his reformation would have a positive effect on others. Zaccheaus had a joyful attitude when he received Jesus. What about us? Are our transformation positive and what type of effect have we made on others? Do we have a joyful attitude as followers of Jesus? If we honestly examine ourselves would Jesus say today salvation has come to our house?

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4 thoughts on “Would You Climb A Tree To See?

  1. In answer to your question, I hope so. Often, I say to myself that even if I don’t make it to Heaven, I would still dedicate myself to the message of Jesus Christ. I just don’t feel like I’ve really done anything to deserve His salvation. I’m odd, because I’m really not doing what I do to be saved, but because people need to know about Jesus Christ. But I really hope salvation comes to my house.

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    1. But sir, NONE of us deserve salvation. It is a gift that we receive when we profess our faith, our belief that Jesus died for us all. So…yes, faith without works is dead according to James. I believe that’s the correct book where that verse can be found. But all we need to “do” to be saved is believe. Then, if you want to please Him, nurture the relationship. Spend time each day in His Word, in earnest prayer, and in loving others somehow. All He wants from you is your attention. The more you get to know Him, the more He will use you to plant seeds in others. I highly recommend the Daily Audio Bible. Go to the website and just listen for a day or two. People don’t read the Bible because they say it is hard to understand. The founder and narrator / teacher extraordinare, Brian Hardin, is amazing. He takes you through the entire Bible in one year. I am on my second year of listening and will never stop. My day starts with it. Twenty minutes a day. That’s all. And there is another 20 minutes of community prayer and encouragement if you choose to listen. Here’s the link. Hope it’s okay share here Mrs T! https://dailyaudiobible.com. Peace in Christ brotha 🙂

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      1. He wants our obedience and follow His Plan of Salvation. One reason Jesus spoke in parables was to make Scriptures easy to understand. I agree none of us deserve salvation and will only get it by God’s grace and mercy as well as following His Plan of Salvation which increases our chance to hear “Well done, My good and faithful servant….”

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    2. R New, I pray that God’s grace and mercy allows salvation to come to your house. Following His Plan of Salvation gives us a greater chance for His grace and mercy and to hear “Well done, My good and faithful servant.”

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