The Likes of Matthew

Of all people!

It’s fascinating the kind of people Jesus chose.

“. . . He saw a man called Matthew . . . and He said to him, ‘Follow Me!’” (Matthew 9:9).

Matthew?! He collected taxes for the hated Romans who occupied the Jewish homeland. Why pick him!

In choosing Matthew Levi, Jesus showed how approachable He was (Luke 5:27-32).

Though many despised Matthew for what he was, Jesus saw what he could become.

Fast forward . . .

After Jesus’ ascension, Matthew and his fellow apostles were powerfully used by God to bring many to Christ.

And can you imagine the New Testament without the wonderful Gospel that bears his name?

Time proved Jesus’ investment in Mathew was not misplaced.

So the next time a misfit wanders into one of our assemblies . . . .

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Scripture quotations taken from the NASB: http://www.lockman.org/

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