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Week 38 Day 6
Look to the manger-- God in human form, Come to make His home with us. See the Master-- Preaching, healing, teaching; Showing us how life can be. Gaze at the Cross-- Jesus, broken for us. Lord have mercy and forgive. Search the tomb-- God now Spirit; Not here, He is risen? Go, tell. Watch, for He comes again-- Lord and King victorious We go to make our home with Him. Ponder the Christ Child, the Lord of Life, the Crucified Savior, the Risen Lord, the King of Kings.
BECOMING LIKE A CHILD
Zacchaeus shows us how it is done.
Luke 18 & 19
9Jesus spoke this parable to some who trusted in themselves
that they were righteous, and despised others: 10"Two men
went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a
tax collector. 11The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with
himself, 'God, I thank You that I am not like other men--
extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this tax collector.
12 I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I possess.'
13The tax collector, standing afar off, would not so much as
raise his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, 'God, be
merciful to me a sinner!' 14 I tell you, this man went down
to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who
exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself
will be exalted."
15They brought infants to Him that He might touch them;
but when the disciples saw it, they rebuked them. 16But
Jesus said, "Let the little children come to Me, and do not
forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God."
31He took the twelve aside and said to them "We are going
up to Jerusalem, and all things that are written by the prophets
concerning the Son of Man will be accomplished. 32For He
will be delivered to the Gentiles and will be mocked. 33They
will scourge Him and kill Him. And the third day He will
rise again." 34But they understood none of these things.
1Then Jesus passed through Jericho. 2Now there was a
man named Zacchaeus who was a chief tax collector, and he
was rich. 3He sought to see who Jesus was, but could not
because of the crowd, for he was of short stature. 4So he ran
ahead and climbed into a sycamore tree to see Him, since He
was going to pass that way. 5When Jesus came to the place,
He looked up and said to him, "Zacchaeus, make haste and
come down. Today I must stay at your house." 6So he
made haste and came down, and received Him joyfully.
7But when they saw it, they all complained, saying, "He has
gone to be a guest with a man who is a sinner."
8Then Zacchaeus stood and said, "Look, Lord, I give half
of my goods to the poor; and if I have taken anything from
anyone by false accusations, I will restore fourfold." 9Jesus
said to him, "Today salvation has come to this house, because
he also is a son of Abraham; 10for the Son of Man has come
to seek and to save that which was lost." This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV
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