Matthew 9:10-11....Modern English Version (MEV)
And MANY SINNERS came and sat down with Jesus at the table..Jesus did not get up.
10 While Jesus sat at supper in the house, many tax collectors and SINNERS came and sat down with Him and His disciples. 11 When the Pharisees saw it, they said to His disciples, “Why does your Teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?”
The bible said that Jesus had the Spirit of God in and upon him without measure. Holy Holy Holy Lord God Almighty is the Spirit of the Lord Always...So pure...So clean...so holy....Always.
Even though God is all those pure and holy things for sure and ever shall be, God is also Love. HE IS LOVE....God is a pure and holy, sinless LOVE BEING or SPIRIT, this truth the bible says makes God also RICH IN COMPASSION and MERCY.
And it is because God Is Love and rich in mercy and compassion that when Jesus was eating at that table and those MANY despised tax collectors and MANY SINNERS came and sat down with Jesus at the SAME TABLE to fellowship and commune, when they sat down with Jesus, Jesus heard the Father say...Don't Get Up...I love them. That is the HEART OF THE TRUE GOD AND THE REAL JESUS..
Often times we come to Jesus' table as believers who are justified by faith in his blood and sometimes we may not be in the best spiritual state. Maybe we sinned or failed him. Would he get up from the table if we HIS CHILDREN come to receive his mercy, sit with him, commune with him, DINE WITH HIM or to PRAISE HIM??????...No He Will Not...Love keeps him there just like it kept him seated at that table to dine with those enquiring curious sinners.
Now Jesus will probably scold us a little or correct Us in his love, but he will not get up from that table, walk off and wipe the dust off his feet in a sign of disgust as if we are his enemies. Gods Love Is Greater than the most legalist, religious, LAW THUMPING person thinks...The New Covenant is a covenant of everlasting love and of everlasting peace (Isaiah 54:7-10). He will for sure at times rebuke us and chastise us (True Love Does That), but he will not forsake us...HE PROMISED...Jesus said, He that comes to Me I will in no wise cast out...
Jesus and his love for the despised and the SINNER is still the same today..He will sit down with SINNERS at the table. He will even come and live inside your heart if you will only ask him to. He was invited into that mans house to dine and he went. If you will invite him into your heart and life he will....Jesus loves Sinners.....Jesus Loves You.
5 Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
Christ in Our Place
6 For when we were still without strength (weak and hopeless to save ourselves), in due time and we in that condition Christ died for us the ungodly.
7 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die.
8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
9 Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him.
10 For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.
......Those verses just read are the love of God in Christ revelations that Jesus Himself gave to the apostle Paul...Glory to God....deno.