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As Jesus went on from there, He saw a man called Matthew sitting in the tax collector’s office; and He said to him, “Follow Me!” (Matthew 9:9b, NASB)

One day Jesus was walking when He saw a man, Matthew, sitting performing his job, which happened to be that of collecting taxes. Jesus told him to follow Him, and Matthew did just that ”“ he got up and followed Him.

Later on, upon Matthew’s invitation, Jesus went to have dinner at Matthew’s house, which caused quite a stir among the Pharisees. They could not understand how Jesus could sit with the likes of Matthew.

Jesus addressed the true condition of their hearts which were rooted in self-righteousness …

But when Jesus heard this, He said, It is not those who are healthy who need a physician, but those who are sick. Now go and learn what this means: ”˜I desire compassion, rather than sacrifice,’ for I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners.” (Matthew 9: 12-13, NASB)

These words have prompted the following thoughts and questions.


I hope you will join me at Woman to Woman Ministries HERE and look at three provoking questions I have been pondering lately.


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Today I may be joining … Inspire Me Monday and Remember Me Monday and  Sweet Tea & Friends .