No Joke

Re:Verse passage – Luke 19:11-27 (six)

27 “‘And as for these enemies of mine who didn’t want me to be their king—bring them in and execute them right here in front of me.’” Luke 19:27

It is hard to imagine Jesus wrapping up this parable with words so violent and final. Isn’t he all grace and mercy? Did he not say, “I did not come into the world to judge the world, but to save it?” John 3:17

All true.

God’s kindness (withholding judgment for a season) is intended to lead everyone to repentance. Jesus’ ministry on earth is the epitome of God’s kindness; his grace and mercy on full display, like a billboard with an open invitation to freely follow him and escape everlasting judgement.

What Jesus says in John 3:17 refers to his first coming, but when he comes again he will come with sword and fire.

It is a terrible thing to fall into the hands of a living God. Hebrews 10:31

This is precisely why we must be good stewards of what Christ has given us, his church. His future and final judgement is no joke.

Author: Danny Panter

Danny is the Associate Pastor for NextGen Marrieds & Community Missions at FBCSA.

One thought on “No Joke”

  1. Danny, thank you for clarifying this verse for me. It has puzzled me all week. Now, for the first time, it makes perfect sense to me

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