And as he sat at table in his house, many tax collectors and sinners were sitting with Jesus and his disciples; for there were many who followed him.
And the scribes of the Pharisees, when they saw that he was eating with sinners and tax collectors, said to his disciples, “Why does he eat with tax collectors and sinners?”
And when Jesus heard it, he said to them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick; I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.”
Jesus came for us. He came for us, not because we are righteous, but because we have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. He is the bridge.
The difference between the “labeled sinners” and the “scribe of the Pharisees” was consciousness of their sinful nature.
The labeled sinners sought redemption. The scribes of Pharisees sought judgment.
To each his own.
The sinners got redemption, the scribes got judgment.
1 Corinthians 10:12
Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall.
This is the reality….
“for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.”
Yet, love prevails….
“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
Let Jesus in.