At first glance it sounds like Jesus is angry at Jerusalem and that he is calling down God’s judgement on them. This however is not anger but lament. Jesus heart is broken for those whom he loves. Continue reading The Weeping King – Luke 19:1-10
Last week, in the parable of the Lazarus and the rich man, we looked at a rich man who didn’t have a clue. Every day of his life he feasted luxuriously, all the time ignoring the poor man who camped outside of his gate. Although he had left overs, he threw them away rather than offering them to Lazarus. Because he did not show mercy in this life, he failed to receive mercy in the next life.
This week we meet Zacchaeus, another rich man who was just as an entitled and selfish as the rich man in the parable, but unlike the first rich man, Zacchaeus met Jesus and had a life changing experience.
Continue reading Zacchaeus: A Study in Transformation: Luke 19:1-10