DCLM Daily Manna 25 March 2022
TOPIC: Fatal Indifference
TEXT: Matthew 11:16-30
“Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein most of his mighty works were done, because they repented not.” – (Matthew 11:20)
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Only five out of the twenty-seven European Union member states’ constitutions include the word “God” in their texts. Among them is Germany’s in which the preamble states: “Conscious of their responsibility before God and man…” Others are the Irish, Danish and Greek constitutions, which make a slight reference to God. The Polish constitution states: “We – the Polish nation – that is, both those who believe in God as the source of truth, justice, good and beauty, as well as those not sharing such faith, but respecting those universal values…”
Jesus reproved the cities wherein His mighty works were done because they did not repent. The Jews were passive and cold. Neither the fiery preaching by John the Baptist nor the message of God’s love preached by Jesus Himself could persuade them. He lamented their eternal end, which shall be more severe than Sodom and Gomorrah, Tyre and Sidon; cities that had experienced God’s severe judgments though did not receive as much preaching. He ended by inviting them again to come unto Him for their salvation and rest.
The important highlight here is the freedom of choice. Even Jesus would not force anyone to accept His offer of salvation. We cannot force people into the Kingdom. It is voluntary.
The same indifference characterises our present generation. People are more concerned about their personal pursuits than God. The world’s system is set to accept anything but God. This should provoke true believers into heartfelt prayers for God’s mercy to prevail and for the salvation of lost humanity.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: It is deadly to develop coldness at this time.
THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Mark 7-10