We all know that Matthew was a tax collector as far as he goes in that time he was scum, he was the bottom of the barrel.
He was a tax collector, and yet Jesus chose him. I love the scene in The chosen where Simon says, What are you doing?
Simon says, I don’t get it and Jesus says you didn’t get it when I chose you either and Simon says but this is different, he is a tax collector, and Jesus says (and I love this line)
Get used to different.
Simon says to Jesus, do you even know him? And Jesus says, “yes.”. Matthew was not spending time with jesus, he was not spending time at the word, he was not praying. But Jesus knew him
The disciples are just like us jacked up judgmental people.
There are many times that I have felt unworthy but Jesus still calls me. Matthew the tax collector writes one of the Gospels.
One day a hundred years from now or 200 years from now or 500 years from now or maybe even a 1000 years from now. Somebody is going to read my blog and they’re going to be astonished at what the Lord has written through me. The same goes for you too, your life story has been written and years from now people are going to be astonished at what you did, what you said most importantly who you were.
Isaiah 43:1 (ESV) Israel’s Only Savior
1 But now thus says the LORD,
he who created you, O Jacob,
he who formed you, O Israel:
“Fear not, for I have redeemed you;
I have called you by name, you are mine.