Luke 19:5 “ I must stay at your house today. ” NIV
Luke 19: 1-10 • Search and rescue: Creator found His seeker (1-6). • Accusation and rebuttal ( 7 - 8 ) • Judgment and hope (9-10). Let us focus on Luke 19:5
Luke 19 : 5 “I must stay at your house today (v5)” • God’s strong desire to be with his people in 2 words: must = δεῖ’ (Gk: dei ) =a necessity/ obligation stay = μένω (Gk : menō) = remain or abide • God’s mercy also extends to the Gentiles who are faithful in Him (see hand out)
Big privilege if someone of renown comes to us • Zacchaeus was honored as a reward for his repentance when Jesus chose to stay with him! • We can be like Zacchaues - repentant, forgiven, blessed, and honored by God by His presence!
Back in the Old Testament, God would show Himself only for… • Special Place Special Occasion • Special group of people
Reflections Today, GOD chose us as His special people (saints), His dwelling (our body as a temple) in a special occasion (our baptism).
Lessons • Thank God in prayer because He has chosen us to be His disciples, His dwelling! • Be urgent in our repentance from our sins as our response of gratefulness and humility to God’s love ! In the same way when Jesus found Zacchaues more than 2000 years ago, the LORD JESUS is also telling us now: “I must stay at your house today (v5)”