Jesus did not come to call the righteous, but sinners

Each day we must learn to have mercy with others, just as the Lord is merciful to us. If He being God has mercy on us, then why should not we do the same with the others?

When the Pharisees saw this, they asked his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?”

Matthew 9:11

The first thing is, a person does not go to the doctor unless he feels sick, now, when a person goes to the doctor it is because he is sick. Jesus sat with sinners and publicans, because these were the ones who needed divine healing.

When the Pharisees saw these actions of Jesus, they got angry, they felt bad, because the Master was sitting among sinners, but what they did not understand was that Jesus was with them because they needed Him.

On hearing this, Jesus said, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick

Matthew 9:12

How can we explain how those people were healed? Some were perhaps physically ill, others were spiritually sick, so they needed to be healed and saved.

For this reason Jesus told the scribes and Pharisees that the healthy have no need of healing, giving them to understand that those who were surrounding Jesus at that time, were those who needed to be healed.

 But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’ For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”

Matthew 9:13

The scribes and Pharisees were always ready to criticize and make sacrifices before men for their vainglory, that is why Jesus tells them that instead of destroying those who needed the word of life, they should show mercy to their neighbor.

14 thoughts on “Jesus did not come to call the righteous, but sinners

  • March 19, 2019 at 12:23 pm
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    THANK YOU LORD JESUS CHRIST FOR GIVING ME ANOTHER DAY I GIVE YOU ALL THE HONOR AND PRAISE AND GLORY THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING YOU HAVE DONE FOR ME THANK YOU FOR YOUR TEACHING AND WORDS OF THE HOLY BIBLE I LOVE YOU JESUS IN YOUR NAME I PRAY AMEN AND AMEN.

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    • September 3, 2020 at 9:56 pm
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      Can Christians have friend who are sinners

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  • March 19, 2019 at 12:25 pm
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    Amen,thank you for your mercy and grace Lord and most of all thank you for saving my soul and giving me another day to praise your precious name, thank you Jesus. Amen

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  • March 19, 2019 at 12:35 pm
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    Jesus did not come to call the righteous, but sinners.
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    “But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’ For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”. Matthew 9:13

    Israel, as the chosen people of God through Abraham’s faith, was taught by their fathers to respect and adore Lord, the almighty God who had called Abraham from Ur of the Chaldees. The Lord God had promised to him…
    “And in your seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because you have obeyed my voice“
    Genesis 22:18

    After Israel was delivered from Egypt’s bondage through Moses’ and Aaron’s guide, they arrived in Sinai’s Mount where the Lord gave Moses two slabs written with ten commands, the Law of God.

    Afterwards, Moses, inspired by God, wrote five books, the Pentateuch. Especially in two of them, Exodus and Leviticus, Moses wrote the Law and ritual for remission, and forgiveness of sins.

    Gifts and sacrifices of animals were offered, their spilt blood made remission of sin of transgressors of the Law. Both these gifts and the sacrifices which were offered could not make anybody perfect, they were as a figure of the only one sacrifice which was announced by prophets, the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the Cross.

    The Lord desires mercy, he is not pleased with sacrifices offered by people, he wants his people to know and adore him from inside of their hearts more than sacrifices.
    “For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings“.
    Hoseas 6:6

    The Lord Jesus Christ told about the Scripture to the pharisees and reminded them the Lord God loves mercy and not sacrifices, so he had come to save sinners, humble, repentant people and not those who pretend to please Him by their works, those who think they are righteous, perfect people.

    We must not forget we are sinners forgiven by the only sacrifice of Jesus Christ one time and forever.

    May we give tanks to God who loved and brought us to Jesus.

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  • March 19, 2019 at 1:46 pm
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    AMEN my LORD have mercy and grace on me . I need your healing and strength , grace me in your knowledge and wisdom please I pray AMEN.🙏🙏🙏🙏 forgive me of all my transgression AMEN.😥😥😥😥

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  • March 20, 2019 at 2:03 am
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    AMEN FOR THE FATHER AND SON AND THE HOLY SPIRIT.

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  • September 3, 2020 at 11:53 am
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    AMEN. Thank you Jesus for Grace and Mercy.

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