Jesus was often criticized for His close association with sinners, and yes, sometimes that can be spiritually dangerous for us…

1 Corinthians 15:33 (NKJV)

33 Do not be deceived: “Evil company corrupts good habits.”

But, notice why the tax collectors and sinners were drawn to Jesus in Luke Chapter 15

Luke 15  (NKJV)

Then all the tax collectors and the sinners drew near to Him to hear Him. And the Pharisees and scribes complained, saying, “This Man receives sinners and eats with them.” So He spoke this parable to them, saying:

There were many occasions when Jesus attracted crowds of people for what He could do for them…

John 6:26  (NKJV)

26 Jesus answered them and said, “Most assuredly, I say to you, you seek Me, not because you saw the signs, but because you ate of the loaves and were filled.

But, in Luke Chapter 15 they were drawn to Jesus to hear Him. The sinners were seeking the word of God. Not food. Not healing. Not things…but the word. Either way, it was God doing the drawing…

John 6:44  (NKJV)

44 No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up at the last day.

This prompted me to ask myself a question. Why are the people who are drawn to me…drawn to me? What is it about me that attracts people? Here’s the real question. Is it what is holy about me, or what is unholy about me?

So I challenge you to examine and ask yourself…


You can also flip this question and ask ourselves, “Why am I drawn to those to whom I’m drawn?” What is it about them that attracts me? Is it what’s holy or unholy.

Remember this…peoples’ perception of you is their reality. The reasons that people are drawn to you speaks to how and why they value you. It speaks to what value you can add to their lives.

And the value that you are to others, can be the value that you are to God…

John 15:16  (NKJV)

16 You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you.

Matthew 5:16 (NKJV)

16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.

 Matthew 7:18-20  (NKJV)

18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Therefore by their fruits you will know them.

 Ephesians 2:10 (NKJV)

10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.

It is critical that we continue to refine our walk with God and our usefulness to Him in His Kingdom, especially before we take the Lord’s Supper.

1 Corinthians 11:28 New King James Version (NKJV)

28 But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of the bread and drink of the cup.

We always want to make sure that it’s the God in us that draws people and not the enemy.








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  1. Very good blog! I often ponder this as well…I try to make sure I always live as to point others’to Christ. =) Sometimes, in a way also, I wonder why it seems the same type people are drawn to me, sometimes negatively as well. Sometimes, it can be viewed as a turn off when it’s mostly people who are there because they want to use and abuse. I’ve asked God to give me better judgment and discernment, as to who I should allow in my circle and who I shouldn’t. Sorry for the rant. I guess you stirred up something, in a good way. Thanks for listening! God bless. Keep writing thought-provoking posts.

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  2. Some of us are magnets that invite trouble. I say that as some know inside their hearts that we are easy targets as we love so much and so easily and forgive so easily as well. Aside from the obvious bad in which I just describe, I’d rather be known for love than any other feature of a person’s character. To that degree, it no longer matters what one might think. I would rather follow the tenets in which I believe Jesus actually wants us to do. So then, the only thing that really counts is what Jesus thinks of us and that he is still attracted to us at all in spite of who we are.

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  3. I have often asked myself the same question. Why are people(referring to non-believers)
    drawn to me?. We have very little in common and I have very little to offer as per world standards. Finally, I said to Lord, “perhaps these are the people whose hearts you are changing” , so now I pray for opportunities to share my faith with them, Perhaps plant a seed in a chain that eventually will see them born again by the power and will of God.

    You have a great blog!, encouraging, thought provoking and so much more.
    May the Lord continue to bless you as you serve Him.

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  4. I know that I am drawn to people who reflect Christ with their lives. I am drawn to those who hunger and thirst for righteousness. I am drawn to those who want Christ more than their own self pleasure. I am drawn to those whose walk matches their talk about Jesus.

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