Jesus’ Invitation for Sinners

In the story of Levi the tax collector being called, we learn that in this world there are not two kinds of people – righteous and sinful… but rather all are sinners. It is only those that realize they are sinful that can be saved, which is why Jesus spent most of his time with the worst sinners. God is not interested in saving anyone who clings to their own righteousness. He is not interested in people who think they are “worthy”. Jesus came to call and invite sinners to come back to their God, through his mercy. The main bible verse is – – Luke 5:27-32.

After this he went out and saw a tax collector named Levi, sitting at the tax booth. And he said to him, “Follow me.” And leaving everything, he rose and followed him. And Levi made him a great feast in his house, and there was a large company of tax collectors and others reclining at table with them. And the Pharisees and their scribes grumbled at his disciples, saying, “Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?” And Jesus answered them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance.”