8 But Zacchaeus stood up and said to the Lord, “Look, Lord! Here and now I give half of my possessions to the poor, and if I have cheated anybody out of anything, I will pay back four times the amount.”
9 Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, because this man, too, is a son of Abraham. 10 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”
Valley Christian Church – Concord CA
Observation: Zacchaeus wanted to see Jesus, but stayed out of sight. Instead Jesus “found” him. His readiness to repay those he cheated is proof that his conversion was real. This was the fruit & and not the requirement of his salvation.
Action: At times I play hide and seek with God – hiding when I feel unworthy. Today I will not put conditions on when I can spend time with Him, but seek Him just as I am, remembering that I live under His grace and not the law.