Updated: Sep 5, 2021
Jesus said something that applies to every unbelieving and Godless generation of people who have ever lived. It involves being clueless and refers to the leaders and the followers:
13 He [Jesus] replied, “Every plant that my heavenly Father didn’t plant will be uprooted. 14 Leave them alone! They are blind guides. And if the blind guide the blind, both will fall into a pit.” --Matthew 15:13-14 Christian Standard Bible
Those are chilling words.
He also had the same experience with the people in His hometown of Nazareth:
And he did not do many miracles there because of their unbelief. --Matthew 15:38 Christian Standard Bible
So, I have to ask the question about us contemporary followers of Christ Jesus, "What is Jesus saying to His Father about us?"
What do you think? Do we as a collective group have real faith? And how would we determine if we have faith? After all, most people have blind spots about themselves--things about themselves about which they are clueless. Since we are people, we need to think about ourselves. Is Jesus saying about us--and about the churches--the same thing He said about the Jews in His hometown and about the Pharisee party of ancient Israel? We need to ask Jesus Himself in prayer, "Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me and know my thoughts." --Psalm 139:23-24, NASB
What makes us blind? Comfort? Ignorance? Rebelliousness? Carelessness?
It's my unsubstantiated belief that most people calling themselves Christians have not ever set a schedule to read through the whole Bible. Most do not have a daily time to pray and reflect on their lives. So many know nothing of the command to die to self daily and walk in the Spirit and the light of the Lord.
A few of our Southern Baptist Church members are likely treating the Church like it's a community service club.
This commentary is a call to prayer, confession, and rededication to the Spirit-filled life. Jesus is coming sooner than most of us can imagine or understand. Get ready to meet the King. ##
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