“’It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.’” Mark 2:17.
Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading; Job 19, and Mark 1-2.
Jesus had little use for folks who were self-sufficient.
The self-righteous followed Jesus to see if He would say or do something that could get Him in trouble.
When Jesus associated with the low life’s of society, the Pharisees found fault. Those folks were the type that good people would stay far from. But not Jesus. He not only attracted them, but He also sought them out. They not only needed help, but they chased after it.
What is in this for me? One thing is that I must recognize my neediness. I will miserably fail Him if I function without Him. I also must see that God loves everyone. I must do the same.
I have an instant discomfort when I am in places where the people are different from me. They may speak another language or like music I don’t like. They may be loud and disruptive but He knows their names.
If I will turn entirely to Him, I am certain that I will see others as He sees them.
“Lord, I love You. Help me to love others. Help me to see my neediness before You. Help me to meet the needs of those in need as You lead. You are my God.”
I will never not need God directing my life.