Then Jesus began to denounce the towns where he had done so many of his miracles, because they hadn't repented of their sins and turned to God. "What sorrow awaits you, Korazin and Bethsaida! For if the miracles I did in you had been done in wicked Tyre and Sidon, their people would have repented of their sins long ago, clothing themselves in burlap and throwing ashes on their heads to show their remorse. I tell you, Tyre and Sidon will be btter off on judgment day that you. "And you people of Capernaum, will you be honored in heaven? No, you will go down to the place of the dead. For if they miracles I did for you has been done in Wicked Sodom, it would still be here today. I tell you, even Sodom will be better off on judgment day than you." (Matthew 11:20-24 NLT)
I wonder what Jesus is saying about us? What would He have to say to our cities, churches, and homes. We, in America, have seen the mighty works of God and, yet, it seems that repentance is not even considered by most. Imagine the judgment that awaits this nation for its rejection of God in spite of His merciful acts upon us. If Sodom would have had bibles, churches, preachers, retreats, seminars, crusades, etc, it, perhaps, would yet remain. Do we think we are any better than they? I don't think so. We stand in greater judgment for what we have been given.
Think on this today and ask God to purge your own heart. Repentance begins with the me.
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Rev. Curtis Norris