Nov 8, 2008

A Not-so-Funny Joke

What if you had something really important to say...

What if you knew a truth that would make the difference between life and death...

What if you knew something terrible that was going to take place and you knew how to alert others to avoid this tragedy...

What if you knew all these things and when you told them to your friends and family no one believed you?

What if no one takes you seriously because they've always thought of you as a joke?

That's exactly what happened to Lot in Genesis 19:14. He has been told by God that Sodom would be destroyed because of its depravity. And when Lot goes out to his sons-in-law to warn them of the impending doom, "he seemed to his sons-in-law to be jesting."

What a sad statement.

And what's even sadder is that we as Christians have been sharing this same message - there is an impending doom and judgment that awaits every single human being. But this is totally unnecessary because Jesus has made a way for us by taking our sin upon Himself and paying the penalty for our sins. But everyone must choose. Everyone must act. And the millions of people all around our churches and Christians think of us and our message as a joke.

This is no one else's fault but our own. We don't live like we take this message of redemption and transformation very seriously. And if Christ-followers won't take it seriously, why should anyone else?

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