No doubt our verse, Matthew 18:11, for today and the context surrounding it is about the lost, the unsaved, and specifically this passage is about the lost child. So there is definitely more to come on that topic on Day 16.
But today I want to address the underlying truth that is intertwined throughout scripture. Jesus came to save us. To deliver us. From trouble, doubt, fear, guilt, despair, sin and so much more. He has come to save the lost.
Do you feel lost? Have you lost your way? Lost your ground? Lost it ALL?
Have you lost faith? Lost hope? Lost heart?
Are you lost?
You have a good shepherd Who will leave the ninety and nine to seek the one lost sheep.
This is good news! Jesus has come to save the LOST!!
He seeks to be our hope when we have given up in despair.
“It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the Lord.” Lamentations 3:26
He seeks to be our way when we have gone astray.
“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” John 14:6
He seeks to be our rock when we have lost our ground.
“He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.” Psalm 40:2
He seeks to be our strength when we are weary and faint.
“For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him.” 2 Chronicles 16:9a
So dear sister and friend do not lose heart today! You are the reason He has come.
“For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.” Matthew 18:11
“For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it.” Mark 8:35
“Lose” from the Greek word “Apollymi” means “to destroy fully.” It is translated “lost” in Matthew 18:11, our verse for today.