The Father's Business
I find context compelling when I am reading my Bible. Context gives us a reference point into people’s stories that help us find what God wants for ours.
Luke, chapter 19 gives us not only an example but a real person to relate to. His name is Zacchaeus. He was in the business of tax collecting and lining his own pockets as well. Everybody knew it. If there ever was a man in Jericho that would have been considered a “lost cause” it would be Zacchaeus.
Jesus was coming to town and there was something in Zacchaeus that had to know what this man was about and he climbed a tree to get glimpse. As we read the story, Jesus sensed his presence and called him down and essentially said, “I have business with you today.” As we continue to read we see how one encounter with Jesus changed everything. Who could have known that a man as lost as Zacchaeus was would change his mind that day. You see, God won’t change our heart, until we change our mind. It’s called repentance. The life of Zacchaeus was not the same after this encounter. In one day, his business changed and he found true significance.
Directly on the heels of this story comes a parable from Jesus.
Luke 19:10: “For the son of Man came to seek and save the lost.” (12) he said, therefore, “A nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom and then return. (13) Calling ten of his servants, he gave them ten minas, and said to them, “Engage in business until I come.”
The parable goes on to reflect the lesson that essentially we’re all in business and that our investments in God’s kingdom will be recognized by the master when he returns. So, how’s business?
We’re renewing our spiritual lease and looking for Kingdom investors. We believe God will supply and you may be the conduit. Consider your place at Open Bible. There’s still daylight. Still time to be about the Father’s business! Let’s work together and get it done.