Day 5: Calling Sinners to Repentance
I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.Luke 5:32 (KJV)
Reflection: Jesus’ mission on Earth was crystal clear: to call sinners to repentance. He didn’t come to validate the self-righteous but to offer a way out for those burdened by sin. This mission is now passed on to us. We must reach out to those who are lost, just as someone once reached out to us.
Illustration: Imagine a hospital. Doctors aren’t there to affirm those who are well but to treat those who are sick. So too, the church should be a place for spiritual healing.
Prayer: Dear Lord, grant us the compassion and wisdom to be fishers of men, to seek out the lost and bring them to Your saving grace. Amen.