Perception of heavenly values
We tend to see people from the wrong perspective
Now the tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to hear him. 2 And the Pharisees and the
scribes grumbled, saying, “This man receives sinners and eats with them.”
We all pursue what we see as valuable
Luke 15:3-4 – 3
So he told them this parable: 4 “What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he has lost one of them, does not
leave the ninety-nine in the open country, and go after the one that is lost, until he finds it?
The parable shows us what it is that God values
Luke 15:5-7 – 5
And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing. 6 And when he comes home, he calls together his
friends and his neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep that was lost.’ 7 Just so, I tell you, there will
be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.