And Jesus entered and passed through Jericho.…
1. Let the desire of all of you, in coming up to the house of God, be, like that of Zaccheus, to see Jesus. You may see Him, and should earnestly desire to see Him, by knowledge and faith, in the glories of His person, character, and redemption. If you obtain a sight of Him, and come to know who He is, in this way, you will be like Abraham, who "rejoiced," or "greatly desired," to see His day, and saw it, and was glad; and the words will then be applicable to you, in their best sense, "Blessed are your eyes, for they see."
2. See that those of you who profess to be Christians give the same evidences of conversion as Zaccheus. Remember that repentance is to be judged of, not so much by its terror at the time, as by its permanent effects on the heart and life. You must, like Zaccheus, "bring forth fruits meet for repentance."
(James Foote, M. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And Jesus entered and passed through Jericho.