"This Man Receiveth Sinners" - Luke 15:2

Luke 15:2  •  1 min. read  •  grade level: 6
UK 15:2 {It is interesting to notice four classes of people who are mentioned in the gospel of Luke as receiving blessing.
The first is a leper (Luke 17), the second a beggar (Luke 18), the third a publican (Luke 19), and the fourth a thief (Luke 23).
God receives people like these. They all found that God was ready to receive them just as they were. They did not wait to become better people before they came; it was too late for the thief to talk of reforming when he was slowly being put to death for his crime.
You will notice four things about the thief. The first is, he feared God, saying to the other thief, "Dolt not thou fear God?"
The second is, he condemned himself, for he said, "We indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this Man hath done nothing amiss."
The third thing was, he trusted in Jesus, saying, "Lord, remember me when Thou comest into Thy kingdom."
The fourth, he was associated with Jesus where He was, for Jesus said: "Verily I say unto thee, To-day shalt thou be with Me in paradise." Chapter 23:43.
All this is true of everyone who really believes on Jesus with the heart. Won't you, like the thief, look to Jesus for salvation?
"For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus." Rom. 3:23, 2423For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; 24Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: (Romans 3:23‑24).