Why Jesus Came

On hearing this, Jesus said, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’ For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”’
(Matthew 9:12-13 NIV)

The Pharisees missed the point and sometimes we do too. When they saw Jesus fellowshipping with tax collectors and sinners, they criticized Him. They asked His disciples with displeasure, “Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?” (Matthew 9:11). When Jesus heard this, He didn’t wait for the disciples’ answer. He told the self-righteous Pharisees that He didn’t come to call the righteous, but sinners. It’s easy to give up on the sinner when you’ve been redeemed from their way of life, but remember that Jesus came for sinners. It’s not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick.

Jesus didn’t come to call the righteous, but sinners.

Published by risingwiththeson

Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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