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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Its how you live

There is a great little story in the New Testament that we don't hear all that often. It is about Zacchaeus. He is the chief publican--kind of like the modern day head of the IRS...and he is rich and short...people don't like him...but he heard that Jesus was coming through his town and wanted to catch a glimpse of him...because of the throngs of people, small of stature Zacchaeus was unable to see Jesus, so he climbed a sycamore tree to get a better Jesus passed by, he saw Zacchaeus in the tree and told him that he was staying at his house that night (so he better hurry and get down out of the tree to prepare) Zacchaeus eagerly made preparations for his visitor. We then learn that Zacchaeus was a really good guy-he gave 50% of his income to the poor and when he made a mistake instead of just restoring that which was lost, he would restore 4 times the amount...Jesus blessed Zacchaeus...the world derided him-Jesus looked on his heart.

It's now how you look-not how much money you have-not your job or your title that will save you...It's how you live.