Free Bible Commentary
“Luke 15:1-10”Categories: 50 Days with Jesus
"Now all the tax collectors and the sinners were coming near Him to listen to Him. Both the Pharisees and the scribes began to grumble, saying, 'This man receives sinners and eats with them.' So He told them this parable, saying, 'What man among you, if he has a hundred sheep and has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the open pasture and go after the one which is lost until he finds it? When he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing. And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, "Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost!" I tell you that in the same way, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance. Or what woman, if she has ten silver coins and loses one coin, does not light a lamp and sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it? When she has found it, she calls together her friends and neighbors, saying, "Rejoice with me, for I have found the coin which I had lost!" In the same way, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.'"
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Who in our group enjoys a good "seek and find"? Looking for hidden things can be a lot of fun and good exercise for your brain and mind. Be that as it may, looking for lost souls is not a game. It is the most serious undertaking in the whole world, and it is the very reason that Jesus came to this earth. Even though "soul-searching" isn't fun and games, it is still the most enriching endeavor a Christian can ever undertake. Having a part in helping some lost soul "find the Lord" is the greatest feeling of all time! It is such a great cause of celebration that even the angels in heaven rejoice! Jesus came to earth to seek and save lost souls, and then He gives that assignment to the ones that He saves. Were you once lost and now found? Then Jesus has a mission for you. Go find other lost ones and help them find their way home!
Please read Luke 15:11-32 for tomorrow - The Prodigal Son.
Have a super blessed day!