27 After that He went out and noticed a tax collector named Levi sitting in the tax booth, and He said to him, “Follow Me.” 28 And he left everything behind, and got up and began to follow Him.
29 And Levi gave a big reception for Him in his house; and there was a great crowd of tax collectors and other people who were reclining at the table with them. 30 The Pharisees and their scribes began grumbling at His disciples, saying, “Why do you eat and drink with the tax collectors and sinners?” 31 And Jesus answered and said to them, “It is not those who are well who need a physician, but those who are sick. 32 I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance.” Luke 5:27-32
Who does Jesus call to follow him? Is this expected?
What does this show us about Jesus’ calling of people?
What kind of people would you tend to associate with? Are these people that Jesus associated with?
What do the Pharisees accuse Jesus of doing?
What does this reveal to us about the common practices of Jesus?
What implications does this have for you during Lent?
If Jesus came to call sinners to repentance, how is repentance being played out in your life?