Jesus answered and said to them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.” (Luke 5:31, 32)
Christ came to bring salvation within the reach of all... The most erring, the most sinful, were not passed by; His labors were especially for those who most needed the salvation He came to bring. The greater their need of reform, the deeper was His interest, the greater His sympathy, and the more earnest His labors. His great heart of love was stirred to its depths for the ones whose condition was most hopeless and who most needed His transforming grace. (Testimonies for the Church 5:603).
Perspective Check: Who are they that "are well [and] have no need of a physician"? Who are the "sick" who do need a physician?
1. Thank God for bringing salvation within your reach.
2. Share the great news with someone today that Christ has brought salvation within reach of all.
The storms of this life often threatens to overflow and overwhelm us; but in God's Word we find reasons to keep swimming; keep striving; keep pressing and holding on. In this series we explore 21 reasons why we can have hope, even in a world, or personal experience, that feels hopeless.