People want to get Jesus’s thoughts on some atrocity that Pontius Pilate ordered:
“Now there were some present at that time who told Jesus about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mixed with their sacrifices.”Luke 13:1
As usual, Jesus flips around the question by first offering another tragic example from current events, and then putting the question back to the questioners:
2 Jesus answered, “Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans because they suffered this way?3 I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish. 4 Or those eighteen who died when the tower in Siloam fell on them—do you think they were more guilty than all the others living in Jerusalem? 5 I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish.”Luke 13:2-5
The little parable he then tells about the fig tree makes the point that it’s not too late to repent, but that God’s judgment won’t be put off forever.
A good message for all of us today.
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