More bearable for Sodom

RE Verse reading–Matthew 9:35-10:31 (day four)  “I tell you the truth, it will be more bearable for Sodom and Gomorrah on the day of judgement than for that town” (v 15)  It is a stretch for us.   A supernatural vision of a day of judgement is unfamiliar territory to us. We have been raised with a material/scientific world-view.  We rarely think about it.  Jesus thought about it constantly.  He thought about the choice the cities of Israel would soon make–to listen to the disciples or not, to welcome them or not.  He thought about the eternal consequences of such choices.  Sodom was a notorious, historical example of the judgement of God.  What kind of insight into the Mind of God caused Jesus to  consider the rejection of light a more serious crime than the practise of darkness?  To be bad is bad.  To refuse to get better is worse. “Therefore, knowing the fear of the Lord, we persuade men. . .” (2 Corinthians 5:11)

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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