Then he began to denounce the cities where most of his mighty works had been done, because they did not repent.
Matthew 11:20 ESV
Would you pay attention if Jesus took issue with you?
If He came to visit and denounced your sin, would it cause you to repent and get right with Him?
That was the problem with many towns in His day. He denounced
Chorazin and Bethsaida because they heard the Good News, saw His mighty works and failed to repent!
Jesus said that it would be better for Sodom and Gomorrah on Judgement Day!
That’s some pretty strong threats right there! To me, that’s not something to play with. I mean, this is Jesus here, the Son of God!
So what is Jesus looking for? He is looking for a responsive heart to the opportunity to turn away from a life that ultimately leads to death to eternal life.
Who wouldn’t want that?
The issue though is that most don’t want to start living a holy life unto Jesus. Or, they feel they will get around to it when they have time or get older.
No! The day of salvation is today! Don’t wait or look away like these cities did. You might not get another chance!
And in reality, you don’t lose much. The world’s offer of fun and enjoyment, of “love” and happiness are dead ends. It’s a cycle of getting to the next thing, only to find that it doesn’t satisfy either.
The only thing that brings real peace here in this life is your life in Jesus! That’s it!
These cities missed it! I pray you don’t!
Father, help others to see clearly the true peace that comes only when they repent and submit themselves to You completely.