Scripture –

Luke 19:5 – When Jesus came by he looked up at Zacchaeus and called him by name. “Zacchaeus!” he said. “Quick come down! I must be a guest in your home today.”

Observation –

Zacchaeus is a tax collector who has become very wealthy collecting dishonestly from the people.  He is a man of small stature so he climbed a sycamore tree to see Jesus.  Jesus looked up at Zacchaeus and called him by name.   He told him to come down quickly and Jesus must be a guest in his home.

Application

We have to first seek to see Jesus like Zacchaeus.  Jesus knows everything about me including all of my sin yet he still wants to dine with sinner like Zacchaeus and me.  My response need to be that of Zacchaeus, to quickly recognize my sin and repent.  I must invite Jesus into my home and my heart and have faith in the name of Jesus.  Jesus came to save me because I am not righteous on my own and dead without his gift of salvation on the cross.

Prayer –

Father,

Thank you for sending Jesus to call me from death to life.  Let me hear Jesus calling my name, invite him in and respond to follow Him faithfully to point others to you.