After this, Jesus went out and saw a tax collector by the name of Levi sitting at his tax booth. “Follow me,” Jesus said to him, and Levi got up, left everything and followed him. Then Levi held a great banquet for Jesus at his house, and a large crowd of tax collectors and others were eating with them. But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law who belonged to their sect complained to his disciples, “Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?” Jesus answered them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.” Luke 5:27-32 (NIV)
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:1 (NIV)
We learn a valuable lesson from Levi in the verses above. Levi was approached by Jesus and chose to follow Him as opposed to continuing in his current path. When reading God’s Word (the Bible), we are confronted with the same choice. We can choose to obey God’s Word and change directions or continue travelling on our same path. Which path will you choose?