Bible Reading: Luke 5.
Insight: “Jesus answered them (Self-righteous Pharisees and scribes), “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.” (Luk 5:31-32)
Insight one: Will “good people” go to heaven? Shouldn’t they deserve good rewards since they have done many good deeds? Heaven is the kingdom of God. The kingdom has its own standard of “good people.” Under the sacred and holy light, all men have sinned, and all have fallen short of the glory of God. No matter who you are or how much you have done, you and I are sinners, and the wages of sin is death. For this we need to repent for our sins and turn back to God.
Insight two: Do you know yourself? Those who truly know themselves are those who acknowledge the need for God’s salvation. A patient must admit to have been sick before going to see a doctor: a sinner must admit to have sinned before seeking the Lord’s salvation. You need to look in the mirror to know how you look. The Bible is a mirror that God gives to people. You have to look in it often; you can then see that you need God.
Prayer: God Heavenly Father, thank You for Your abundant salvation, which I do not deserve. Please have Your Spirit of truth dwelled in my heart, and Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. Keep me from falling into a trap of arrogance and self-righteousness. But by the grace of God I am what I am. Let me walk with You with humbleness and gratitude. I pray in the name of the Lord Jesus. Amen!