Are you looking for Jesus?

Written by Butch LaBauve on .

Luke 19:2-10  

“Now behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus who was a chief tax collector and he was rich. And he sought to see who Jesus was, but could not because of the crowd, for he was of short stature.

“So he ran ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see Him, for he was going to pass that way.

And when Jesus came to the place, He looked up and saw him and said to him, “Zacchaeus, make haste and come down, for today I must stay at your house.” So he made haste and came down and received Him joyfully.

But when they saw it, they all complained, saying, “He has gone to be a guest with a man who is a sinner.”

Then Zacchaeus stood and said to the Lord, “Look Lord, I give half of my goods to the poor, and if I have taken anything from anyone by false accusation, I restore fourfold.”

And Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house… for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.”

• Zacchaeus… “sought to see who Jesus was!”

A God seeker is driven by a personal hunger to know God’s Word (Jesus) that excels every other desire in life.

• Zacchaeus could not see Jesus… “because of the crowd, for he was of short stature.”

A God seeker will lay aside all preoccupation with self, notoriety, public image and social status.

• Zacchaeus… “climbed up into a sycamore tree to see Him, for he was going to pass that way.”

A God seeker will relentlessly pursue Jesus no matter what the cost.

Can you look Jesus in the eye today and say with Peter, “Behold, we have left everything and followed You.” Matthew 19:27

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