Jesus Christ was accused of receiving and eating with sinners (verse 2).
This prompted Jesus Christ to share with the crowd the three parables.
The parables were emphasising the joy of God over a repented sinner.
Indeed Jesus Christ was called a friend of tax collectors and sinners (7:34 – NKJV). Do not condemn yourself if Jesus Christ is calling you to be His friend. Come to Him and find rest, find the eternal life. Amen.
Meditate on verse 1. How are you going to apply it to your life?
Father, in the name of Jesus Christ, I pray that many sinners will draw to You and find mercy, and receive eternal life. Amen.