Who is a Sinner? The Scribes and Pharisees of Jesus day had preconceived notions and ideas on who is a sinner. They thought that if you were wealthy you enjoyed Gods’ favour and if you were poor, it meant that you were disapproved before God, that you had committed a sin or transgressed his law in some way. So they used to welcome with open arms the rich and despise the poor. With all this wealth floating around them, they became lovers of money themselves – Luke 16:13 – 15. They observed the law to the letter and yet they forgot the weightier matters such as justice, mercy and faithfulness – Matthew 23:23. You just need to look and the account of Zacchaeus to see this – Luke 19:1 – 10. Read moreWho is a Sinner?