Humility and Boldness: A Good Mix
Would you climb a tree to see Jesus?
Zacchaeus was a man of means, and a short guy. However, he was not too arrogant to expect Jesus to recognize his social status, nor too proud to climb a tree just to see Jesus. This got him noticed by Jesus.
This mixture of humility and boldness is something God desires in all of us!
Luke 19:1 Then Jesus entered and passed through Jericho. 2 Now behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus who was a chief tax collector, and he was rich. 3 And he sought to see who Jesus was, but could not because of the crowd, for he was of short stature. 4 So he ran ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see Him, for He was going to pass that way. 5 And when Jesus came to the place, He looked up and saw him,[a] and said to him, “Zacchaeus, make haste and come down, for today I must stay at your house.” 6 So he made haste and came down, and received Him joyfully