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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!
All the people saw this and began to mutter, “He has gone to be the guest of a sinner.”
Zacchaeus, although a Jew, was working for the Roman Empire as a tax collector. His own people hated him because he was gainfully employed by the disloyal opposition known as Rome. Of course it was most likely true that he was doing a job for Rome and a job for himself by exacting more from the people than was required in taxes. So it was obvious to all that Zacchaeus was … A SINNER.
Isn’t it amazing how we can so easily detect sin in someone else but can’t detect it in our own lives? Jesus said that you and I can spot the speck of sawdust in someone else’s eye, but fail to detect the plank in our own eye (Matt. 7:3). You may ask why I call this, “The Curse Of SINNER Detection?” It’s because when we are constantly detecting sin in other people’s lives, our world gets smaller and smaller to the point that we’re making big personal decisions from the couch in our minuscule living quarters. The Bible says the world of the generous gets larger and larger (Prov. 11:24). That’s where I want to live. I want my first call concerning someone else’s life to be a generous, loving, and positive one. Let’s get off our divans and go bless someone today.
I want to be generous, loving, and kind when I describe someone to someone else. Help me I pray. Amen