On Call

flowersFromMyGirlsI think I shall be quick this morning — I am subject to call to the den at any moment. ūüôā

Luke 15 

2 and the P’rushim and Torah-teachers kept grumbling.  source 

And the Pharisees and the Scribes kept grumbling. 

But the people kept gathering to YESHUA. Check out verse 1. 

But the Pharisees and Scribes –¬† Grumblers.
What a nasty habit!
Grumbling I mean. 
It is no profit for anyone. It helps no situation other than helping others see the condition of our hearts.
You see habitual grumblers are not thankful people Рnot praisers of GOD. 

BUT IF we KEEP GATHERING to JESUS we will be Praisers and not Grumblers. 

And then there is verse 7.

7 I tell you that in the same way, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who turns to God from his sins than over ninety-nine righteous people who have no need to repent.  Source

The preaching of repentance (turn or burn) was/is the message of JESUS.

We need NOT forget it or refrain from speaking it — especially as the End is coming closer and closer.

But before I close this morning allow me to chat a little further with you concerning verse 7.
Why did JESUS say what He said there? We know from other passages of Scripture that there is not one of us righteous; that ALL of us must repent to see GOD.  (see Romans 3:10-11)
So, what did He mean? 

Here’s what I think: The Pharisees and Scribes who heard His parable considered themselves to be righteous; they considered themselves in no need of repentance. How foolish they were!¬† No rejoicing in Heaven over them. So very sad!¬†

It’s Thursday here!¬†

Love, Kathie