How many have wept over their sins? Women are giving their bodies to several men, juvenile delinquents, drug addicts nearly overdosing, etc. These people are condemned, rebuked by everyone, but what marks the most is the voice in the soul that says, “This is not me!”
They do not recognize themselves, their actions, or the choices they’ve made. They make mistakes, hurt others, and bring shame to their family, but deep down in their soul, they are crying for a change.
Zacchaeus was a bitter man, looked upon with hatred and contempt.
Zacchaeus, the thief, did not hesitate when he heard the mighty Voice of the Lord Jesus calling his name. He obeyed and was saved (Luke 19.1-10).
Many are admired, respected, and recognized, but because of their pride, they hide who they really are.
Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs which indeed appear beautiful outwardly, but inside are full of dead men’s bones and all uncleanness.Matthew 23.27
The powerful Voice of the Lord Jesus has been despised by those who fight to hide who they truly are!
But those who listen to this Voice, even sinners like Zacchaeus, get rid of their pride and religiousness, placing everything on the Altar. For this reason, they receive a new life, which is the work of the Holy Spirit.