"Tax collectors and other notorious sinners often came to listen to Jesus teach. This made the Pharisees and teachers of religious law complain that he was associating with such sinful people—even eating with them!”
Insight: As Christ followers our lives and the message of the gospel that we present should be attractive to those around us, especially those that are far from Christ. Not only is it natural to have friendships with non-christians, have them over to our house and have meals with them even, it is actually following Christ’s example.
Prayer: Dear Jesus, help me to follow your example of being a light in the darkness. I pray that I would be a person that surrounds myself with people of integrity that help me to grow and those who I can influence towards a relationship with you. In your name, Amen.