Levi’s chosen occupation as a tax collector—a position notorious for greed and lies—would have left him despised by society and his family. Yet as Alistair Begg shows us, the calling of God never leaves us where we are, whether we are marked by sin or by our own attempts at goodness. His call always elicits a response. When Jesus called Levi, this societal outcast turned his back on everything to follow the one who would change his life. Have we done the same?
13He went out again beside the sea, and all the crowd was coming to him, and he was teaching them. 14And as he passed by, he saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax booth, and he said to him, “Follow me.” And he rose and followed him.
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