Scripture –

Luke 19:5-6 – And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up and said to him, Zacchaeus, hurry and come down, for I must stay at your house today.” So he hurried and came down and received him joyfully.

Observation –
Jesus knew who Zacchaeus was, what he did and where he would be. Jesus called Zacchaeus and told him what to do. Zacchaeus heard Jesus, and he acted quickly and joyfully to host him at his house.

Application –

In verse 10, Jesus tells us that the Son of Man has come to seek and save the lost. Zacchaeus heard Jesus call to him and he responded with repentance and joy. Others acted judgmentally, heard the call of Jesus and they grumbled as to why Jesus would be with sinners. I need to respond daily to the call of Jesus like Zacchaeus to take action, be repentant and joyful. Out of the love of Jesus, I must be hospitable and help those in need in the name of Christ.

Prayer –

Father, thank you for your love, grace and mercy in sending Jesus to save me. Let me respond like Zacchaeus, with repentance and joy. Guard my heart to love you and love others to glorify you.