Luke 5:32 “I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance.”
Jesus makes it clear that His coming was not for all mankind, just for sinners. Of course, all are sinners so what was he talking about, “I have not come to call the righteous”.
While it is true that all are sinners, many of us aren’t willing to admit it. If you are one of the “good people” then you really don’t need a savior. Oh, none of us would claim to be perfect but most of us think, all things considered, that we really aren’t that bad. If we had to check a box saying we were either a “bad person” or a “good person”, most of us would, rather humbly of course, say we are not perfect but, we are definitely a good person.
Jesus is saying here that unless we are a sinner, unless we recognize our spiritual bankruptcy before God, we aren’t ready to hear His call. He didn’t come to give His life for “good people”, if there were such a thing. The first requirement to being found is to realize you are lost. So, Jesus only came to call the lost, the sinners, those who recognize their desperate plight apart from God.
So let’s get real. I am a sinner, you are a sinner and, as they say in the hood, so’s yo mama. We need Jesus. He is our only hope and that is why He came.
PS – If you really are a good person, here is a fun way to show the world just how good you are – CLICK HERE take the Good Person Test.
This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
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