When a rich tax collector named Zacchaeus repented of his past wrongs (see Luke 19:2–10 ), Christ Jesus approved of his repentance by declaring, “This day is salvation come to this house,” and explaining, “the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost. ” The crowds following Jesus were harshly judging Zacchaeus for his past actions, labeling him a sinner and not worthy of having the Master enter his home.
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