Jesus Seeks?

"Salvation has come to this home today, for this man has shown himself to be a son of Abraham.  I, the Son of Man, have come to seek and to save those like him who are lost." (Luke 19:10 NLT)

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Jesus said these words after hanging out with Zacchaeus.  Earlier in the day, Jesus had walked into town, spotted Zacchaeus, and invited himself over to the tax collector’s house.  Despite the frustration of the crowds that Jesus would mix with such a scum-bag, the two of them partied the afternoon away.  Jesus had loved him so much that Zacchaeus couldn’t help but be transformed.  Zacchaeus gave everything he had to God and others that very day because of the impact Jesus had on him.

I’ve got two part post for this one.  The question today focuses on "seek" and tomorrow focuses on "save". 
Today’s question:  Keeping in mind the unlimited knowledge and presence of God… WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR JESUS TO "SEEK"?

Here’s some of the Greek background to the word "seek":

  • zhtew,v  {dzay-teh’-o}


1) to seek in order to find  1a) to seek a thing  1b) to seek [in order
to find out] by thinking, meditating,  reasoning, to enquire into  1c)
to seek after, seek for, aim at, strive after  2) to seek i.e. require,
demand  2a) to crave, demand something from someone.

~poster by Jon Agee~

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