Re: Verse reading–Mark 11:12-33 (day seven)

“And He said to it, ‘May no one ever eat fruit from you again.’ “–v 14

Why don’t warnings work?  They don’t usually. Why do most of us insist on learning things the hard way?  Who teaches us to think that we are “Ten feet tall and bullet-proof”, that none of the warnings of God will ever happen to us or to our families?  Why didn’t the people of Jerusalem believe Jesus that disaster was coming?  Why couldn’t they see the darkness of their own hearts? Why didn’t they repent?

And us?  Why don’t we see that the “God of wrath” is the “God of the path”, that His love is, at this very moment, urging us to follow Him out of danger?

And, why was Jesus so confident?  Why did he teach, with unbending HOPE, that faith and prayer and forgiveness would still work for us?  Even in times of collapse!

Just wondering.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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