The Effect of Accepting or Rejecting Wisdom & Goodness
Matthew 11:20 Then He began to rebuke the cities in which most of His mighty works had been done, because they did not repent: 21 “Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works which were done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. 22 But I say to you, it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the day of judgment than for you. 23 And you, Capernaum, who are exalted to heaven, will be brought down to Hades; for if the mighty works which were done in you had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day. 24 But I say to you that it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment than for you.” 

 

 

Strong evidence had been given to these cities regarding who Jesus was and what He was willing to do for them. But they refused to receive Him, or His message of hope.

There is a revealed here a principle of what happens when wisdom that can bring hope is rejected by a people despite all the evidences of it's worth and value.

Rejecting the power of God to help sets up a people on a path of deception, delusion, and eventually destruction.

It is not that Jesus is out to bring these things upon any people, His desire is to bless and do good. But when He, and the good He wishes to do, is rejected the consequences that follow are set in motion.

The answer for this nation and any other nation, has been and, will always be found in turning in repentance towards God through faith in Jesus Christ.

There is no grand political experiment created by man that can replace the blessing of the Almighty.

 

Tim Atchley