Google+ 06/27/14 There May Be a Pillar of Salt in Our Future!

Matthew 11:20-24

 

Then Jesus began to denounce the towns where he had done so many of his miracles, Because they hadn’t repented of their sins and turned to God.

“What sorrow awaits you, Korazin and Bethsaida!

For if the miracles I did in you had been done in wicked Tyre and Sidon,

Their people would have repented of their sins long ago,

Clothing themselves in burlap and throwing ashes on their heads

To show their remorse.

I tell you, Tyre and Sidon will be better off on judgment day than you.

“And you people of Capernaum, will you be honored in heaven?

No, you will go down to the place of the dead.

For if the miracles I did for you had been done in wicked Sodom,

It would still be here today.

I tell you, even Sodom will be better off on judgment day than you.”

 

In part eleven of our twelve-part devotion series entitled, "The Age of Miracles!" we learn from Jesus about the consequences of not recognizing the miracles in our lives.  Jesus had been showing many of the small towns around Nazareth and Galilee what power God had through Him.  He had done numerous miracles in all of these towns and expected that the sinful people would repent and turn from their evil ways.  In essence, they were being given a new, second chance to follow God through Jesus.  Instead, they all decided to continue in their evil ways and Jesus "calls them out!"  There are many Christian denominations that have stopped putting Jesus first.  Instead, they have put rituals and man-made rules in Christ's place.  They exclude people that don't belong to their "club," all in the name of Jesus.  Today, Jesus is "calling these churches out!"  Jesus is explaining to all of us that if we do not return to the "Age of Miracles," we will stand in line behind Tyre, Sidon, Capernaum, and even Sodom.  These cities were, and are, considered some of the most evil places in all of Biblical history.  Don't dismiss the miracles that God does in our lives every day as luck or coincidence.  If we do, "There May Be A Pillar of Salt in Our Future!"