What are some of the important things Jesus said?

 1 person has responded to this question.
If you would like to ask a question, or respond to one, please contact us.

1“Healthy people don’t need a doctor—sick people do. I have come to call not those who think they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners.” —Mark 2:17

This is a really important thing Jesus said! It helps explain who he is and why he came to earth. Lots of people think If Jesus is so good and perfect, he won’t be interested in me . . . But Jesus turns that way of thinking on its head when he compares himself to a doctor. Jesus came to earth specifically for people like us, who know we’ve got problems and don’t have it ‘all together’. Jesus, the great doctor, came to make us better.

When Jesus said he was like a doctor, it was because some snooty people, who thought they were better than everyone else, didn’t like something he’d just done. What was it? He’d told Levi to follow him. Why was that a big deal? Because Levi was one of the worst people around! He collected taxes, which at the time involved conning people out of their hard-earned cash and keeping it for himself. Tax collectors in Ancient Israel were a nasty group of people. Yet Jesus said to one of them, “Follow me”. No wonder the supposed ‘good’ guys didn’t like it!

But Jesus made it clear, in what he next said, that he had come for people like the greedy tax collector. He came to make ‘sick’ people well. In reality every single one of us is ‘sick’ because we are sinners (do wrong things, have wrong attitudes), but some people are in denial and don’t accept that they need help. Jesus isn’t looking for these people who think they are ‘good enough’, so they will miss out. He’s looking for those who realise that they have sinned (are ‘sick’) and desperately needs Jesus’ help.

He cares very much about the helpless, cut off, tired, stressed out, messed up people like you and me who understand they have a problem and need His help. He calls out to each of us: “Follow me”.

— Chris, an Our Daily Bread reader

 1 person has responded to this question.
If you would like to ask a question, or respond to one, please contact us.
We use cookies to offer you a better browsing experience, by continuing to use this site you agree to this. Find out more on how we use cookies and how to disable them.