So, who are you?
The righteous or the sinner?
If you and I consider ourselves righteous we have no need for Jesus.
And since we all need Jesus, this would be the wrong move, the wrong kind of thinking.
Until this morning I never really put myself in this verse. Yet, this morning I woke up with a cloud over my head. A part of me wanted to start worrying (which is a sin) about an area in my life I had no answers for. I don't know how God will work it out. So, my flesh wants to fret and worry. My spirit tells me to believe and remember what God has done in the past.
But then I read the verses in Matthew 9 and realized when I am having this kind of inner battle I am exactly the one who Jesus has called -- the sinner, the worrier, the one who falls short.
Jesus doesn't condemn. He shows compassion and reminds me I can choose to believe.
That is what I have chosen to do.
What about you?