Before Matthew prayed anything, repented of anything, committed anything or promised anything, Jesus invited him to follow (See Matthew 9:9).
The Bible tells us that Matthew got up from his tax collecting booth and followed Jesus. The next verse tells us they went to Matthew’s house for dinner. More tax collectors and “sinners” came to eat with Jesus and his disciples.
Who else would be there to have dinner with them? These were Matthew’s friends.
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