seeking spiritual success


devotional post # 2032

Luke 19:1-6

Luk 19:1 And after he entered it, he was passing through Jericho.

Luk 19:2 And notice this man called Zacchaeus; he was a prominent tax collector and he was rich.

Luk 19:3 He was trying to get a look at Jesus, but he could not see over the crowd, because of his small size.

Luk 19:4 So he ran to the front and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see him, because Jesus was about to pass that way.

Luk 19:5 And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, climb down quickly, because I need to stay at your house today.”

Luk 19:6 So he climbed down quickly and welcomed him joyfully.

seeking spiritual success

Jesus had already told his disciples that with God it is even possible to save a rich man. Now, the visual demonstration. Zacchaeus climbs a tree because he wants to see Jesus. He was a short man, but it was something in addition to his small stature that made him climb that tree. He was driven to success, but realised that he was a failure in the spiritual realm. He could not tolerate being a failure in that aspect of his life.

Perhaps you are not a rich person. Maybe you sometimes feel a bit of animosity toward such persons because they are the haves and you are one of the have nots. But, remember – a rich man without Christ has come up short. The wealthy people you know just might be searching for what you have – a relationship with God through Christ. Share Jesus with them!

LORD, show us those who are seeking spiritual success.


About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at -- !
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