DO NOT COMPROMISE THE TRUTH! Jesus teaches us in many ways including by His example. One day Jesus was entering Jericho and a very rich man named Zacchaeus, who may have gotten some of his money in unethical ways, wanted to see Jesus but was very short so he climbed a tree to see over the crowd. Jesus saw Zacchaeus and told him to “COME DOWN”  [Lk 19:5] so he could be a guest at his house. People immediately criticized Jesus because Zacchaeus was a known “sinner” [Lk 19:7], even though Jesus did not in any way indicate He approved of Zacchaeus’ sins. Notice, Jesus did not compromise His message or change what or how He teaches to make it more appealing to sinners. Apparently just being around Jesus and listening to Him was sufficient to set Zacchaeus “FREE” [Jn 8:32] from sin.  Jesus then made the point that He “CAME TO FIND LOST PEOPLE AND SAVE THEM” [Lk 19:10 IC]. Following Jesus example and reaching out to sinners is good, remembering that Jesus tells us He does “EXACTLY WHAT THE FATHER TOLD ME TO DO”  [Jn 14:31 IC]. Reach out to sinners because God guides us, not just because they are sinners. Bring people including sinners to Jesus and His teachings so they “WILL KNOW THE TRUTH, AND THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE” [Jn 8:32 NI]. Do you like being around Jesus and following Him?  Home, BasicSubjects, Scriptures