September 28, 2015
5 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."
6 So he hurried and came down and received him joyfully. 7 And when they saw it, they all grumbled, "He has gone in to be the guest of a man who is a sinner."
8 And Zacchaeus stood and said to the Lord, "Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor. And if I have defrauded anyone of anything, I restore it fourfold."
9 And Jesus said to him, "Today salvation has come to this house, since he also is a son of Abraham. 10 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost."
Getting the most from God's Word
As you embark on this Journey, here are four steps to invite God's Word to challenge and encourage you.
Pray with focus and openness to see what God has for you. God, connect with me here, as I seek You in your Word.
Read the selected section of scripture slowly. Take note of intriguing words and phrases. Read them a second time.
Reflect on what strikes you as you read. What does this passage of Scripture teach you about God's values?
Respond to the passage. Speak to God directly about what's on your mind and hear. Look for ways to live out what you've uncovered.
Scripture quotations marked (ESV) are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®, copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.