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About-Him Devotional 05-10-03
The life of Christ, from His baptism to His ascension, following the Harmony of the Gospels.
Matthew 9:9 And as Jesus passed forth from thence, he saw a man, named Matthew, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he saith unto him, Follow me. And he arose, and followed him.
Matthew (Levi), whose name means "The gift of God," was a publican (tax collector) who worked in a customs house near the Sea of Galilee. He collected customs from boats coming across the lake from various small domains. Publicans purchased their position and were regarded as a licensed thiefs. They were classed with harlots, gamblers, thieves, and money lenders. They were excluded from the synagogue by the rabbis who afforded they no hope of salvation.
It's possible that Matthew had heard Jesus teach, but felt that he had no hope. Jesus passed by and simply said, "Follow me." Matthew left it all and immediately followed Jesus.
Matthew would later record many of our Lord's teaching such as the Sermon on the Mount. He wrote a gospel in Aramaic called The Logia and also the gospel that bears his name.
Conclusion and Application:
Past history means nothing in the sight of God (Isaiah 1:18). When He washes and regenerates us (I Corinthians 6:11), we have no history (Psalms 103:12; Isaiah 43:25; Micah 7:19). Jesus sees potential, not past failure.
Jesus wants us to respond to His gentle call of, "Follow Me," and He'll take charge of our future.
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