Saturday, 11 August 2018

To seek and to save

And Jesus said unto him, This day is salvation come to this house, forsomuch as he also is a son of Abraham. For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost. – Luke 19.9-10

Jesus came for a lot of reasons. He came to earth as a man, in the form of a servant, as God, to show us the ultimate example of submission. He came as a great Teacher and His teachings have changed the world by the very nature of His teaching. Unless people are picking a fight He is nearly universally proclaimed the great man who ever lived and His way has taught people how to treat each other. His teachings on charity of cared for untold numbers of poor and needy.

But as great as all those things are that is not why he ultimatley came. His ultimate purpose in coming was to seek and to save that which was lost. He came into a world of needy people trapped in darkness and sin to show them the way out and save them from God’s judgement.

That means even more when we read where Jesus said ‘Just as the Father sent me so send I you.’ Now the quest is our to seek out the lost and to show them the path of salvation. That is our task. We love and we love others and we love them enough to take care of their needs but our primary task is to love them enough to share our message of our salvation.

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