OPENING COMMENT by Robert
Sometime after his call, Matthew sought to bring his old associates to hear Christ. He knew by experience what the grace of Christ could do, and would not despair concerning them.
Those who are effectually brought to Christ, cannot but desire that others also may be brought to him. Those who suppose their souls to be without disease will not welcome the spiritual Physician.
This was the case with the Pharisees; they despised Christ because they thought themselves whole, but the poor publicans and sinners felt that they wanted instruction and amendment.
It is easy, and too common, to put the worst constructions upon the best words and actions. It may justly be suspected that those have not the grace of God themselves, who are not pleased with others’ obtaining it.
Christ’s conversing with sinners is here called mercy; for to promote the conversion of souls is the greatest act of mercy. The gospel call is a call to repentance; a call to us to change our minds, and to change our ways.
If the children of men had not been sinners, there had been no need for Christ to come among them. Let us examine whether we have found out our sickness, and have learned to follow the directions of our Great Physician.
CLOSING PRAYER by Robert
Hear our praises Heavenly Father being set before your throne as our sacrifices to you as humble servants. We thank you, Lord, first for our newborn lives in the Spirit. Thank you, Father, for the spirit to hear your words through the Holy Spirit. Praise and honour from our new hearts go out to you Lord for giving us this opportunity through your unselfish sacrifice. We say thank you, as we pray in your name Yeshua, Amen and, Amen.
Remember, these messages are given by a humble servant obedient to our Lord Yeshua as a “Watchman.” This, I pray for all. ”Our Heavenly Father brings us to the river which bringeth forth fruit so we may partake of its sustenance and be filled spiritually with nurturing wisdom, and humble dedication in service to Yeshua.“ “Blessings to All.” As you go forward in peace, knowledge, and strength. In the name of Yeshua, we pray Amen and Amen.