Saturday 1, November 2014
" I say to you that likewise there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine just persons who need no repentance." Luke 15:7 NKJV.
In the book of Luke chapter 15, Jesus Christ gave three parables to explain why He was associating with some groups of people who were despised in the society of those times. In particular, the Scribes and Pharisees, found it offensive for Jesus to be associating with tax collectors, who were condemned as sinners because of the nature of their work. The particular story in verses 1 to 7, speaks of His response; concerning the lost sheep for which the shepherd had to leave the other sheep to find. And having found it, the shepherd threw a party, rejoicing, saying: rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost!' (Luke 15:6) The moral of this story, as concluded by Jesus Christ is that, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine just persons who need no repentance.