This Man Receives Sinners

This Man Receives Sinners
And the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying, This man receiveth 
sinners, and eateth with them. Luke 15:2
Our English word “receives” fails to convey the full meaning of the 
Greek word in the original text (dechomai), which indicates “a welcoming 
or an appropriating reception”. It is the same Greek word used to 
describe the attitude with which ancient saints “looked for redemption” 
(Luke 2:38) and were “waiting for the kingdom of God” (Luke 23:51), and 
the attitude with which present-day saints are “looking for the blessed 
hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ” 
(Titus 2:13) and “looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto 
eternal life” (Jude v.21). Daniel Parks

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