"You must love all that God has created, both His entire world and each tiny little sand grain of it, then your mind will open itself to an all embracing love." Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Christ Receives Sinners

Christ Receives Sinners

Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance... and forgiveness of sins. Acts 5:31
What a gracious thing for us that Jesus Christ never thinks about what we have been. He always thinks about what we are going to be!
The Savior who is our Lord cares absolutely nothing about your moral case history. He forgives it and starts from there as though you had been born one minute before.
The woman of Samaria met our Lord at the well and we ask, "Why was Jesus willing to reveal so much more about Himself in this setting than He did in other encounters during His ministry?"
You and I would never have chosen this woman with such a shadow lying across her life, but Jesus is the Christ of God, and He could sense the potential within her innermost being. He gave her the secret of His Messiahship and the secret of the nature of God. Her frankness and her humility appealed to the Savior as they talked of man's need and the true worship of God by the Spirit of God.
In Jesus' day, His critics said in scorn: "This man receives sinners!" They were right—and He lived and died and rose again to prove it. The blessed part is this: He is still receiving sinners!
Lord, I have many family, friends, and coworkers who need You as their Savior. Will You receive them into Your family today?

Mornings with Tozer.

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