Luke 19:10 – For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”
If you’ve driven a car for any length of time you have been lost at one time or another. Pop Culture portrays men as stubborn fools that would rather wander aimlessly for hours than stopping and asking for directions. I can’t say that hasn’t happened before but in general, you have to think that when we get lost, eventually we’re stopping for directions to our destination. However, there are times when a person might not know they are lost. Maybe they were given wrong directions or maybe they got distracted and made a wrong turn.
Our lives mirror this scenario. With life being so demanding it’s easy for us to get distracted by the things that make us feel good in the moment but probably aren’t the best thing for our eternity. It’s also easy for us to associate with and seek advice from people that aren’t living a Godly life. Maybe, you’re looking to the daily horoscope for direction in your life. If we apply this back to our driving scenarios it would be like consulting a map from a city that doesn’t exist, Good luck on that one!
We’re all subject to these scenarios; the rich, the poor, all creeds and colors, at some time we’re all lost. Some have been lost all their lives, for the rest of us, we just wander off every once in a while. In the verse above Jesus went to Jericho and came upon the Tax Collector Zacchaeus. Jesus was scorned by the people for befriending this “sinner”. Zaccheaus was repentant and Jesus Lived to save the lost. This applies to you, me and anyone else that seeks Him. If we are truly seeking His direction, He will give it.
I once was Lost, but now I’m found!
1 Timothy 11:15 – The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost