Jesus have answers for all problems. He did not have problems with sinners and the sick but rather He has problems with the religious ones. They were just looking for a way to accuse Him. The sinners were forgiven, the sick were healed and instead of the righteous ones to believe in Him, they keep on accusing Him, time without number.
Instead of the Pharisees to believe that He is the Savior that is to come, but they allowed the seed of accusation to keep on growing in their mind and they keep on norishing such seed every time they come in contact with Jesus Christ. Today, the same accusation is going on in the body of Christ – the church.
The Pharisees were annoyed of Jesus because He was friends to sinners, tax collectors and those that were imperfect. This was not inconvenient with Jesus Christ because it was because of those imperfect ones He came. He was not selective in His relationship with people. It was people that restricted themselves from having relationship with Him.
Sins is an enemy of Jesus Christ. At times we feel because we are christian, we are no more sinners. Brethren, we are all sinners redeemed by the blood of Jesus Christ no matter what we feel about ourselves. We are no more sinners with pride but rather sinners that is being restored. If you say that you are not a sinner, I have a question for you. The bible says that we should not allow these words of God to depart from our mouth. Tie it to your neck. How many times has His words depart your mouth a day?
Jesus is the cleansing power. They accused Jesus Christ that His disciples do not fast but the disciples of John the Baptist fasted. Fasting is to have intimate relationship with God. No matter what you do, if it is done without love, it is all in vain.
Jesus love sinners because they were ready to be cleanse. Recognize your errors and sinful nature and beg for forgiveness and you will become a friend of Jesus Christ.
Thank You Lord for the opportunity You give to us to know You and to recognize Your sovereignty over every power. Help us to always believe in You and Your work in the name of Jesus Christ.