There are at least three quotes of Jesus that should be of great comfort to all us sinners, they are:
Matthew 9:13 – “But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’ For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”
Mark 2:17 – On hearing this, Jesus said to them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”
Luke 5:32 -“I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repent.”
We all know that we are sinners, and as such these three quotes of Jesus found in the gospels are directed to us, but also to the righteous. I think that in those quotes there is a heavy-handed hint to the righteous that as the Apostle Paul said in his letter to the Romans (Romans 3:23) “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”
However, we who know that we are sinners can take comfort in the knowledge that Christ came to save us. “Therefore if we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” (John 1:19)
I don’t know about you, but I find joy in knowing that even though I am a sinner, Christ came to save me. And He came to save you as well. It’s so simple, I know, but it is most certainly true.
Have no doubt, He came to save all sinners who will admit, repent and turn from our sins.
God’s Blessings to all.