“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied” (Matthew 5:6).
Confession means to simply admit unfaithfulness to God through your sinful thoughts and actions; to totally agree with God’s point of view regarding your thoughts and actions as inexcusable; to humbly accept any consequences brought about by those thoughts and actions; to diligently act in renewed faithfulness toward your gracious, forgiving God.
The Son of Man majors in sinners. He doesn’t major in sin — He majors in sinners. But then, everybody’s a sinner, right? Then what kind of sinner does He focus on?
Hungry ones. Desperate ones. And still today, Jesus gives His attention to sinners who desperately need Him to address their sin because of who they know He is.
Could it be that many of us are just too righteous for Jesus? You know…we’re too “okay” for Jesus. We’re part of the crowd. We have not broken loose to go climb the sycamore tree as Zacchaeus did. We just haven’t realized, as of yet, that unless we’re galvanized into Jesus’ mission, we’ll miss Jesus.
How hungry are you? How bad do you want Him? That’s what God wants to know from us. Are you up in a tree looking for God? Are you out of fellowship with God? Then look no further for God is passing by and He is passing for you and me.