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.

 
                                                         
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                                  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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